gaud

gaud

[gawd]
noun
a showy ornament or trinket.

Origin:
1300–50; Middle English, perhaps < Anglo-French, noun use of gaudir to rejoice < Latin gaudēre to enjoy

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gaud (ɡɔːd)
 
n
an article of cheap finery; trinket; bauble
 
[C14: probably from Old French gaudir to be joyful, from Latin gaudēre]

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see gaudy.
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