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gewgaw


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gewgaw  \Gew"gaw\,  n.  [OE.  gigawe  gugawe  gewgaude  prob.  the 
  same  word  as  OE  givegove  gewgaw,  apparently  a  reduplicated 
  form  fr  AS  gifan  to  give  cf  also  F.  joujou  plaything,  and 
  E.  gaud,  n.  See  {Give},  and  cf  {Giffgaff}.] 
  A  showy  trifle;  a  toy;  a  splendid  plaything;  a  pretty  but 
  worthless  bauble. 
 
  A  heavy  gewgaw  called  a  crown.  --Dryden. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gewgaw  \Gew"gaw\,  a. 
  Showy;  unreal;  pretentious. 
 
  Seeing  his  gewgaw  castle  shine.  --Tennyson. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  gewgaw 
  n  :  cheap  showy  jewelry  or  ornament  or  clothing  [syn:  {bangle}, 
  {bauble},  {gaud},  {novelty},  {trinket},  {fallal}] 




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