"Locksley, have none of this trumpery prize," cried he, in loud anger.
But I might have known that she could not, all at once, wean herself from the trumpery.
The trumpery thing had seemed a sign to them, and now the sign was broken.
Some of them were not trumpery; they were as big as the heavens and the sea.
It is a necklace and some other trumpery I had sent for to "Le Roux."
Who would present a diamond as big as a walnut with a trumpery puzzle?
We had expected a great show of regalia and the other trumpery of court display about the Commandant-General.
I wonder—— But I suppose Floyd will save the rest of his 'trumpery' for her!
I can see the meaning of that, even when the obligation itself is trumpery in its nature.
I can't think how she came to be satisfied with a trumpery Irish one.
mid-15c., "deceit, trickery," from Middle French tromperie (14c.), from tromper "to deceive," of uncertain origin. Spelling influenced by trump (v.). Meaning "showy but worthless finery" is first recorded c.1600.