- a showy, usually cheap, ornament; trinket; gewgaw.
- a jester's scepter.
Origin of bauble
Examples from the Web for bauble
Her black eyes gleamed with triumph at the sight of the bauble.City of Endless Night
It was thus I now toyed there with my fate in my hands, as might a child have toyed with a bauble.Ruggles of Red Gap
Harry Leon Wilson
He let it lie on the table before him and gazed at the bauble in a strong distaste.The Prisoner
So you had better produce the other bauble you stole at the same time.David Elginbrod
Actually, he knew he could get an easy twenty-five balata for the bauble in Karth.The Players
Everett B. Cole
- a showy toy or trinket of little value; trifle
- a small, usually spherical ornament made of coloured or decorated material which is hung from the branches of a Christmas treeUsual US name: Christmas ornament
- (formerly) a mock staff of office carried by a court jester
Word Origin and History for bauble
"showy trinket or ornament," early 14c., from Old French baubel "child's toy, trinket," probably a reduplication of bel, from Latin bellus "pretty" (see bene-). Or else related to babe, baby.