Pronounced: an-FRACK-choo-uhs, adj
Notes: Another new word to me, but useful
The word birminghamize means “to render artificial”
This word began to be used in the mid-1800s
Background / Comments
Yes, it comes from the UK city of Birmingham… but why the meaning? In the 1600s, counterfeit coins were made there. There is a similar word that I think I have heard that comes from a corruption of Birmingham and that is “brummagem”.