- a showy, usually cheap, ornament; trinket; gewgaw.
- a jester's scepter.
Origin of bauble
Examples from the Web for bauble
Historical Examples of 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 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.