Definition of flummery noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈflʌməri//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈflʌməri//
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nonsense, especially praise that is silly or not sincere She hated the flummery of public relations. Word Originearly 17th cent. (denoting a dish made with oatmeal or wheatmeal boiled to a jelly): from Welsh llymru; perhaps related to llymrig ‘soft, slippery’.
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