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TawdriestTawdry Taw"dry, a. [Compar. Tawdrier; superl. Tawdriest.]
[Said to be corrupted from Saint Audrey, or Auldrey, meaning
Saint Ethelreda, implying therefore, originally, bought at
the fair of St. Audrey, where laces and gay toys of all sorts
were sold. This fair was held in Isle Ely, and probably at
other places, on the day of the saint, which was the 17th of
1. Bought at the festival of St. Audrey. [Obs.]
And gird in your waist, For more fineness, with a
tawdry lace. --Spenser.
2. Very fine and showy in colors, without taste or elegance;
having an excess of showy ornaments without grace; cheap
and gaudy; as, a tawdry dress; tawdry feathers; tawdry
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