What does gewgaw mean?

Definitions for gewgawˈgyu gɔ, ˈgu-

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word gewgaw.

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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Gewgaw

    gū′gaw, n. a toy: a bauble.—adj. showy without value. [Acc. to Skeat, a reduplicated form of A.S. gifan, to give; preserved also in Northern Eng., as giff-gaff, interchange of intercourse.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of gewgaw in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of gewgaw in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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