Flummery

Flum"mer*y

(?), n. [W. llumru, or llumruwd, a kind of food made of oatmeal steeped in water until it has turned sour, fr. llumrig harsh, raw, crude, fr. llum sharp, severe.] 1. A light kind of food, formerly made of flour or meal; a sort of pap.
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Milk and flummery are very fit for children.
Locke.
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2. Something insipid, or not worth having; empty compliment; trash; unsubstantial talk of writing.
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The flummery of modern criticism.
J. Morley.
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