|Flashy and of little redeeming value to society.|
trumpery (plural trumperies)
(Prospero, to Ariel)
This was well done, my bird.
Thy shape invisible retain thou still:
The trumpery in my house, go bring it hither
For stale to catch these thieves.
Upon the coming of Christ, very much, though not all, of this idolatrous trumpery and superstition was driven out of the world.
trumpery (not comparable)
· 1954, Anthony Buckeridge, According to Jennings
“Of all the trumpery moonshine!” Mr. Wilkins exploded. “What do you think you're playing at, Jennings!”