- a showy ornament or trinket.
Origin of gaud
Examples from the Web for gaud
There was one for him, postmarked "Paimpol," but it was not Gaud's writing.
They no more thought of Gaud than of any other woman, or any marrying.
And while they worked, Gaud looked attentively around the home of these Gaoses.
Gaud excused herself as if she were responsible for her state.
She was still so sweet in her lucid days, that Gaud did not cease to respect and cherish her.
- an article of cheap finery; trinket; bauble
Word Origin and History for gaud
late 14c., "jest, joke, prank, trick;" also "fraud, deception, trick, artifice." Also "large, ornamental bead in a rosary" (mid-14c.); a bauble, trinket, plaything" (mid-15c.). In some senses, from gaudy (n.) (see gaudy). In some, from Latin gaudium "joy," gaude "rejoice thou" (in hymns), or from Old French gaudie, noun of action from gaudir. As a verb, "to furnish with gauds," from late 14c. Related: Gauded; gauding.