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1. flummery

a bland custard or pudding especially of oatmeal

2. flummery, mummery

meaningless ceremonies and flattery

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noun plural -meries
1. informal
meaningless flattery; nonsense
2. mainly British
a cold pudding of oatmeal, etc

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nounWord forms: plural ˈflummeries
any soft, easily eaten food
; esp.,
a.  Obsolete
thick, boiled oatmeal or flour
a soft custard or blancmange
meaningless flattery or silly talk

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n. pl. flum·mer·ies
1. Meaningless or deceptive language; humbug.
a. Any of several soft, sweet, bland foods, such as custard.
b. A sweet gelatinous pudding made by straining boiled oatmeal or flour.
c. A soft dessert of stewed, thickened fruit, often mixed with a grain such as rice.

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