Definitions for: Gaud


[n] cheap showy jewelry or ornament or clothing



Webster (1913) Definition: Gaud, n. [OE. gaude jest, trick, gaudi bead of a rosary,
fr. L. gaudium joy, gladness. See Joy.]
1. Trick; jest; sport. [Obs.] --Chaucer.

2. Deceit; fraud; artifice; device. [Obs.] --Chaucer.

3. An ornament; a piece of worthless finery; a trinket. ``An
idle gaud.'' --Shak.


Gaud, v. i. [Cf. F. se gaudir to rejoice, fr. L. gaudere.
See Gaud, n.]
To sport or keep festival. [Obs.] ``Gauding with his
familiars. '' [Obs.] --Sir T. North.


Gaud, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Gauded; p. pr. & vb. n.
Gauding.]
To bedeck gaudily; to decorate with gauds or showy trinkets
or colors; to paint. [Obs.] ``Nicely gauded cheeks.'' --Shak.

Synonyms: bangle, bauble, fallal, gewgaw, novelty, trinket

See Also: stuff, sundries, sundry, whatchamacallit, whatsis

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