M. Douglas Wray

Trumpery

Trump’er•y, n. [Fr. tromperie, from tromper, to deceive, cheat.]

  1. deceit; fraud
  2. anything calculated to deceive by false show; anything externally splendid but intrinsically of little value; worthless finery.
  3. things worn out and of no value; useless matter; trifles; rubbish; nonsense.
  4. trifling; showy but worthless; trashy; paltry

This idolatrous trumpery and superstition.

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