Origin of bauble
Examples from the Web for bauble
May I—just for the next few days—beg your acceptance of this bauble?What a Man Wills|Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
You would not think twice if you lost it; and yet think what I could do with that bauble!The Journal of Arthur Stirling|Upton Sinclair
Primrosevested he greeted gaily with his doffed Panama as with a bauble.Ulysses|James Joyce
"I have a mind to speak a word for your puppet-show," said the jester, cradling his bauble in his arms.Masters of the Guild|L. Lamprey
For very early this morning a bauble fell into the moat that Cyclops himself couldn't digest.
British Dictionary definitions for bauble
Word Origin for bauble
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.