Etymology
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flummery (n.)

1620s, a type of coagulated food, from Welsh llymru "sour oatmeal jelly boiled with the husks," of uncertain origin. Later of a sweet dish in cookery (1747). Figurative use, of flattery, empty talk, is from 1740s.

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Definitions of flummery

flummery (n.)
a bland custard or pudding especially of oatmeal;
flummery (n.)
meaningless ceremonies and flattery;
Synonyms: mummery
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