something gaudy and useless; trinket; bauble.
- Also gee·gaw [jee-gaw, gee-] /ˈdʒi gɔ, ˈgi-/ .
- gewgawed, adjective
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How to use gewgaw in a sentence
Here again the gewgaw of royal parade was intended to entrap the admiration of the ignorant.
Compare it for a moment with the gewgaw skimble-skamble diplomatic sensationalism with which we have been presented since.
Some of them have been won by a mess of pottage, a mere bauble or a gewgaw.Prisons and Prayer: Or a Labor of Love | Elizabeth Ryder Wheaton
Patient investigation reveals a lacquered toilet-box with a mirror under the lid, a cheap and nasty gewgaw.'Neath Verdun, August-October, 1914 | Maurice Genevoix
She wondered what Madame Beattie thought she could get out of giving up the adored gewgaw into other hands.The Prisoner | Alice Brown
British Dictionary definitions for gewgaw
a showy but valueless trinket
showy and valueless; gaudy
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