from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A gaudy or showy ornament or trinket.
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- n. a cheap showy trinket
- v. To bedeck gaudily; to decorate with gauds or showy trinkets or colours; to paint.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Trick; jest; sport.
- n. Deceit; fraud; artifice; device.
- n. An ornament; a piece of worthless finery; a trinket.
- intransitive v. To sport or keep festival.
- transitive v. To bedeck gaudily; to decorate with gauds or showy trinkets or colors; to paint.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Jest; joke; sport; pastime; trick; artifice.
- n. A piece of showy finery; a gay trapping, trinket, or the like; any object of ostentation or exultation.
- n. Same as gaudy, 3.
- To sport; jest; make merry.
- To adorn with gauds or trinkets; decorate meretriciously; paint, as the cheeks.
- n. A Scotch form of goad and of gad, 5.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. cheap showy jewelry or ornament on clothing
Middle English gaud, gaudi, sing. of gaudies, large, ornamental beads on a rosary, trinkets, from Medieval Latin gaudia, from Latin, pl. of gaudium, joy (referring to the Joyful Mysteries of the Virgin Mary), from gaudēre, to rejoice; see gāu- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)