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gaud

[ gawd ]
/ gɔd /
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noun

a showy ornament or trinket.

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Origin of gaud

1300–50; Middle English, perhaps <Anglo-French, noun use of gaudir to rejoice <Latin gaudēre to enjoy
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British Dictionary definitions for gaud

gaud
/ (ɡɔːd) /

noun

an article of cheap finery; trinket; bauble
C14: probably from Old French gaudir to be joyful, from Latin gaudēre
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