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Friday, May 21, 1999

Definitions for gewgaw

  1. A showy trifle; a trinket; a bauble.

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Citations for gewgaw
Bidders paid hundreds of thousands of dollars for worthless gewgaws--fake pearls, ashtrays, golf clubs--merely, one supposes, because they were touched by the hand of this celebrity of celebrities. Lawrence M. Friedman, The Horizontal Society
At least, you're tempted until you discover that the price of this gewgaw is $175. Walter Shapiro, USA Today
Origin of gewgaw
1175-1225
The origin of gewgaw is uncertain.
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