Trumpery

2017-01-08

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trump·er·y — ARCHAIC

  • n. (pl. -er·ies) attractive articles of little value or use.
  • <SPECIAL USAGE> practices or beliefs that are superficially or visually appealing but have little real value or worth.
  • adj. showy but worthless: trumpery jewelry.
  • <SPECIAL USAGE> delusive or shallow: that trumpery hope which lets us dupe ourselves.

<ORIGIN> late Middle English (denoting trickery): from Old French tromperie, from tromper ‘deceive’.

The New Oxford American Dictionary

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alena January 9, 2017 at 12:55 pm

It appears that the name fits him just right.

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