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1informal Relating to Birmingham or the dialect of English spoken there.
- ‘'Proper Brummie: A Dictionary of Birmingham Words and Phrases', compiled by Steve Thorne and Carl Chinn, represents the first serious attempt to comprehensively document the Brummagem dialect.’
- ‘The dropped "h" and the excessive conjunctions of Brummagem dialect clash with the conventional prose of Richard's speech.’
2dated Cheap, showy, or counterfeit:‘a vile Brummagem substitute for the genuine article’
gaudy, flashy, showy, garish, loudView synonyms
- ‘They suffer all the Brummagem sentiments emanating therefrom, and return confirmed in the belief that they have tasted the culture of Einstein and Beethoven.’
- ‘We see it as a Brummagem display (hence the ‘tramp stamp’ moniker) and it usually inspires thoughts we cannot air in polite company.’
- ‘Yes you, with your Brummagem display of sardonicism!’
Mid 17th century: dialect form of Birmingham, England; Brummagem is with reference to counterfeit coins and cheap plated goods once made there.
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