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Meaning of BAUBLE

Pronunciation:  'bobul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  cheap showy jewelry or ornament or clothing
  2. [n]  a mock scepter carried by a court jester

BAUBLE is a 6 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: bangle, fallal, gaud, gewgaw, novelty, trinket
 See Also: scepter, sceptre, stuff, sundries, sundry, verge, wand, whatchamacallit, whatsis



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Bau"ble\, n. [Cf. OF. baubel a child's plaything, F.
babiole, It. babbola, LL. baubellum gem, jewel, L. babulus, a
baburrus, foolish.]
1. A trifling piece of finery; a gewgaw; that which is gay
   and showy without real value; a cheap, showy plaything.

         The ineffective bauble of an Indian pagod.

2. The fool's club. [Obs.] ``A fool's bauble was a short
   stick with a head ornamented with an ass's ears
   fantastically carved upon it.'' --Nares.

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