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Meaning of GAUD

Pronunciation:  god

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  cheap showy jewelry or ornament or clothing

GAUD is a 4 letter word that starts with G.


 Synonyms: bangle, bauble, fallal, gewgaw, novelty, trinket
 See Also: stuff, sundries, sundry, whatchamacallit, whatsis



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Gaud\, n. [OE. gaude jest, trick, gaudi bead of a rosary,
    fr. L. gaudium joy, gladness. See {Joy}.]
    1. Trick; jest; sport. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
    2. Deceit; fraud; artifice; device. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
    3. An ornament; a piece of worthless finery; a trinket. ``An
       idle gaud.'' --Shak.
  2. \Gaud\, v. i. [Cf. F. se gaudir to rejoice, fr. L. gaudere.
    See {Gaud}, n.]
    To sport or keep festival. [Obs.] ``Gauding with his
    familiars. '' [Obs.] --Sir T. North.
  3. \Gaud\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Gauded}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    To bedeck gaudily; to decorate with gauds or showy trinkets
    or colors; to paint. [Obs.] ``Nicely gauded cheeks.'' --Shak.