Pronunciation: (buk'rum), [key]
—n., v., -ramed, -ram•ing.
1. a stiff cotton fabric for interlinings, book bindings, etc.
2. stiffness of manner; extreme preciseness or formality.
1. to strengthen with buckram.
2. Archaic.to give a false appearance of importance, value, or strength to.
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