gaud

[ gawd ]
/ gɔd /

noun

a showy ornament or trinket.

Origin of gaud

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

/ (ɡɔːd) /

noun

an article of cheap finery; trinket; bauble

Word Origin for gaud

C14: probably from Old French gaudir to be joyful, from Latin gaudēre
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