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Definition of Gewgaw

Gewgaw
Gewgaw Gew"gaw, n. [OE. gigawe, gugawe, gewgaude, prob. the same word as OE. givegove gewgaw, apparently a reduplicated form fr. AS. gifan to give; cf. also F. joujou plaything, and E. gaud, n. See Give, and cf. Giffgaff.] A showy trifle; a toy; a splendid plaything; a pretty but worthless bauble. A heavy gewgaw called a crown. --Dryden.
Gewgaw
Gewgaw Gew"gaw, a. Showy; unreal; pretentious. Seeing his gewgaw castle shine. --Tennyson.

Meaning of Gewgaw from wikipedia

- Placeholder names are words that can refer to objects or people whose names do not exist, are temporarily forgotten, irrelevant, or unknown in the context...
- The Jew's harp, also known as the jaw harp, mouth harp, gewgaw, guimbard, khomus, trump, Ozark harp, Galician harp, or murchunga is a lamellophone instrument...
- A bauble may be: Memorabilia Christmas ornament - British English trinket knickknack or Bric-à-brac frippery gewgaw tchotchke small jewelry...
- the droopy-lidded maniac in the flesh, Tobin Bell is, for all the film's gewgaws, Saw II's s****iest horror, a Terence Stamp look-alike who calls to mind...
- 05/10. The website's consensus reads, "Like a colorfully overengineered gewgaw on the shelf, Toys might look like fun, but its seemingly limitless possibilities...
- Retrieved March 22, 2016. "Profile: Jed Simon." Zimmers Hole (official site). Gewgaw, Hervé S.K.; trans. Billerey, Roger (August–September 1995). "Strapping...
- - are filled with exciting set pieces, interesting characters, and fun gewgaws, Gangstar Vegas is a sloppy, empty experience full of hollow-e**** caricatures...
- he had bins on his shelves containing odds and ends, which he labeled "Gewgaws", "Gimcracks", "Gadgets" and "Gizmos". Gyro made his first animated appearance...
- "why should the Brands be so 'proud', or so jealous, of a mere title... a gewgaw, which has been bandied intermittently from family to family for six centuries...
- nation's survival, and many women in the back country flaunted imported $10 gewgaws and $50 hats as patriotic proof that the "**** yankees" had failed to isolate...
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