showy but inferior and worthless.
a showy but inferior and worthless thing.
Aunt Rachel David Christie Murray
The Slang Dictionary John Camden Hotten
Beatrice Boville and Other Stories Ouida
Merrie England In The Olden Time, Vol. 2 (of 2) George Daniel
Mary Barton Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
Lewis Rand Mary Johnston
Riding for Ladies Mrs. Power O’Donoghue
Certain Personal Matters H. G. Wells
A Millionaire of Yesterday E. Phillips Oppenheim
Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 100, May 9, 1891 Various
an informal name for Birmingham Often shortened to Brum
(sometimes not capital) something that is cheap and flashy, esp imitation jewellery
(sometimes not capital) cheap and gaudy; tawdry
George Bryan II, Beau Brummell. Historical Examples The Memoirs of Harriette Wilson, Volumes One and Two Harriette Wilson Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine – Volume 55, No. 344, June, 1844 Various The Works of Max Beerbohm Max Beerbohm Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine – Volume 55, No. 344, June, 1844 Various Roundabout Papers William Makepeace Thackeray Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine […]
noun (Brit) (informal) a native or inhabitant of Birmingham, England adjective of or relating to Birmingham
mist; fog. Historical Examples Patsy S. R. Crockett The Shadow On The Dial, and Other Essays Ambrose Bierce The Unknown Quantity Henry van Dyke Plum Pudding Christopher Morley noun (poetic) heavy mist or fog n.
a meal that serves as both breakfast and lunch. to eat brunch: They brunch at 11:00 on Sunday. Contemporary Examples Michael Hastings’ Hunger for Life Jack Gray June 13, 2014 Tehran’s Underground Speakeasies IranWire June 14, 2014 Don’t Diss the Beauty of Brunch: Defending Our Favorite Meal Tim Teeman October 14, 2014 First Cronuts, Now […]