AskDefine | Define gaud

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gaud n : cheap showy jewelry or ornament on clothing [syn: bangle, bauble, gewgaw, novelty, fallal, trinket]

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  1. a cheap showy trinket


  • 1926 Dalmeny lent me red tabs, Evans his brass hat; so that I had the gauds of my appointment in the ceremony of the Jaffa gate, which for me was the supreme moment of the war. - T. E. Lawrence, Seven Pillars of Wisdom

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