meaning of brummagem

brummagem meaning in General Dictionary

Counterfeit gaudy but useless sham

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  • cheap and showy
  • a city in main England; 2nd largest English city and a significant industrial and transport center
  • Counterfeit; gaudy but useless; sham.

brummagem meaning in Etymology Dictionary

"inexpensive and showy," 19c., from a noun, from the vulgar pronunciation of Birmingham, The united kingdomt, in mention of the articles mass-manufactured there. The word additionally recalls Birmingham's old track record of counterfeiting.

brummagem meaning in General Dictionary

(a.) Counterfeit; gaudy but pointless; sham.