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thecrow

(5,520 posts)
Fri Sep 4, 2020, 03:02 PM Sep 2020

The dictionary gets it right!!!


something without use or value; rubbish; trash; worthless stuff. nonsense; twaddle: His usual conversation is pure trumpery. Archaic. worthless finery.
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The dictionary gets it right!!! (Original Post) thecrow Sep 2020 OP
"trumped up" Rorey Sep 2020 #1
Why has no one noticed this before? Seems so obvious. Good call. A bumper sticker.... EarnestPutz Sep 2020 #2
Good idea. thecrow Sep 2020 #8
who knew? stillcool Sep 2020 #3
That is so spot on! smirkymonkey Sep 2020 #4
"Break wind audibly"- Oxford English Dictionary muriel_volestrangler Sep 2020 #5
Thank you for these wonderful examples. The Oxford Press seldom disappoints. EarnestPutz Sep 2020 #9
dictionary location: just after treason and before truthless alterfurz Sep 2020 #6
A secondary definition is: when walking across a pasture take care not to step in the trumpery... abqtommy Sep 2020 #7

Rorey

(8,460 posts)
1. "trumped up"
Fri Sep 4, 2020, 03:05 PM
Sep 2020

trumped-up
/ˌtrəmptˈəp/
adjective
invented as an excuse or a false accusation.
"he was arrested on trumped-up charges"

Orangeass trumps up a lot of lies on a daily basis.

EarnestPutz

(2,283 posts)
2. Why has no one noticed this before? Seems so obvious. Good call. A bumper sticker....
Fri Sep 4, 2020, 03:08 PM
Sep 2020

.....that just said “trumpery” would confuse a lot of MAGATS.

 

smirkymonkey

(63,221 posts)
4. That is so spot on!
Fri Sep 4, 2020, 03:41 PM
Sep 2020

It's almost as if the definition of the word was created with that family in mind.

muriel_volestrangler

(101,759 posts)
5. "Break wind audibly"- Oxford English Dictionary
Fri Sep 4, 2020, 03:57 PM
Sep 2020

VERB
[NO OBJECT]
informal
Break wind audibly.

More example sentences
‘Half asleep and looking up at him, I yawned a long, deep yawn and just as I closed my mouth and opened my eyes he relieved himself, not by burping or trumping however, but by throwing up into my face!’
‘If you were standing in a lift, and someone trumped loudly for half a minute continuously, would you say "yes, impressive!", or would you say "LET ME OUT OF HERE"?’
‘As morning broke in the windowless Bedsit, Emma peered wearily out of the bed they'd shared as Michelle trumped loudly and proudly into the already stale air.’

https://www.lexico.com/definition/trump

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