Definition of Brummagem

1. Noun. A city in central England; 2nd largest English city and an important industrial and transportation center.

Exact synonyms: Birmingham
Generic synonyms: City, Metropolis, Urban Center
Group relationships: England



2. Adjective. Cheap and showy. "A cheap Brummagem imitation"

Definition of Brummagem

1. a. Counterfeit; gaudy but worthless; sham.

Definition of Brummagem

1. Adjective. Cheap and showy; meretricious. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Brummagem

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Brummagem

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brulots
brulyie
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brulzie
brulzies
brumal
brumate
brumated
brumating
brumation
brumbies
brumby
brume
brumes
brummagem (current term)
brummagems
brummer
brummers
brumous
brumously
brunch
brunch coat
brunched
bruncher
brunchers
brunches
brunching
brunchtime
brunchtimes

Literary usage of Brummagem

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1. Old and New Birmingham: A History of the Town and Its People by Robert Kirkup Dent (1880)
"But what's more melancholy still For poor old brummagem, They've taken away all Newhall-hill Poor old brummagem ! At Easter time, girls fair and brown, ..."

2. A Century of Birmingham Life: Or, A Chronicle of Local Events, from 1741 to by John Alfred Langford (1868)
"Down Peck Lane I walked alone, To find out brummagem ; There was the ... What, no rogues in brummagem ? They've taken it to the street called Moor, ..."

3. A Dictionary of Slang, Jargon & Cant: Embracing English, American, and Anglo by Albert Barrère, Charles Godfrey Leland (1889)
"Those may be brummagem or Manchester manners, but they won't go down here. ... Never let yourself be deceived by brummagem and paste. ..."

4. My Lifetime by John Hollingshead (1895)
"... new cities— The evolution of the " stores " — brummagem — Bendigo — Pugilistic Piety —The " Black Country "— Fly-boats — Miners' habits — A living tomb— ..."

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