- n nonsensical talk or writing
- n ornamental objects of no great value
- The Equity charges, he announced, were "trumpery," the work of "publicity-starved" actors.
- Since the incident had been real and not a piece of propaganda trumpery, the Reds seemed almost to regard it as only a nuisance.
- Zinnemann's direction is occasional, his characters are trumpery and his actors obviously know it.