Definitions for gewgawˈgyu gɔ, ˈgu-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

gew•gawˈgyu gɔ, ˈgu-(n.)

  1. something gaudy and useless; trinket; bauble.

Origin of gewgaw:

1175–1225; ME giuegaue; gradational compound of uncert. orig.


Princeton's WordNet

  1. bangle, bauble, gaud, gewgaw, novelty, fallal, trinket(noun)

    cheap showy jewelry or ornament on clothing


  1. gewgaw(Noun)

    A showy trifle, a toy; a showy trinket, ornament or decoration.

  2. gewgaw(Adjective)

    Showy; unreal; pretentious.

  3. Origin: From earlier gugaw, gygaw, from givegove, a reduplication of give, geove, from giefu, geofu, geafu, from gebō. Compare gyligjöf. More at give.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gewgaw(noun)

    a showy trifle; a toy; a splendid plaything; a pretty but worthless bauble

  2. Gewgaw(adj)

    showy; unreal; pretentious


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