Origin of garish
Examples from the Web for garish
The entire structure has been newly painted in a variety of garish colors.Pablo Escobar’s Private Prison Is Now Run by Monks for Senior Citizens|Jeff Campagna|June 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It was like Halloween for a decade, and the colors were garish, and the style was just phenomenal for us to look back on.‘American Hustle’ Cast On Hairdos, the Jennifer Lawrence & Amy Adams Kiss, and More|Marlow Stern|December 9, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Named after the British actress Jane Birkin, the handbag has no garish logos.
The value of these terms lies in their baroqueness, in the way they pile up upon each other like garish baubles.Not Much New in Douglas Rushkoff’s Reading of the Future|Jacob Silverman|March 26, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The extensive wood carvings inside and outside will be painted in garish colors, like this family room shown in a finished home.
"It seems to be shrinking from the garish light of day," suggested Happie.Six Girls and Bob|Marion Ames Taggart
Through the perfumed air and the garish light tore the crashing notes of the great band.Carmen Ariza|Charles Francis Stocking
Our sober Spey, in the matter of salmon fly-hooks, is gradually yielding to the garish influence of the times.Camps, Quarters and Casual Places|Archibald Forbes
Having done so, she lighted every candle and lamp—flooding the place with a garish mockery of brightness.
It was horrible to have met this garish embodiment of his past on the very threshold of his fair future.The Happy Hypocrite|Max Beerbohm
British Dictionary definitions for garish
Word Origin for garish
Word Origin and History for garish
1540s, possibly from obsolete Middle English gawren "to stare" (c.1200), which is of uncertain origin (perhaps from Old Norse gaurr "rough fellow") + -ish. Related: Garishness.