bauble

[baw-buhl]
noun
1.
a showy, usually cheap, ornament; trinket; gewgaw.
2.
a jester's scepter.

Origin:
1275–1325; Middle English babel, babulle < Old French babel, baubel, derivatives of an expressive base with varying vocalisms; compare Old French baubelet, bibelot

babble, Babel, bauble, bubble.
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bauble (ˈbɔːbəl)
 
n
1.  a showy toy or trinket of little value; trifle
2.  Usual US name: Christmas ornament a small, usually spherical ornament made of coloured or decorated material which is hung from the branches of a Christmas tree
3.  (formerly) a mock staff of office carried by a court jester
 
[C14: from Old French baubel plaything, of obscure origin]

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bauble
early 14c., from O.Fr. baubel "child's toy, trinket," probably a reduplication of bel, from L. bellus "pretty." Or else related to babe, baby.
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