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Tawdry
Tawdry 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 October.] 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 colors.

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- The word Tawdry is derived from cheap and shoddy goods that were sold at St Audrey's Fair, Audrey being the name by which St Etheldreda was known. It was...
- ISBN 978-1-57392-094-0 "With regard to the Travis Walton affair, this was one of the more tawdry examples of "true-believer" chicanery, sensationalizing on the part of the...
- Morton was also a biographer of Diana, Princess of Wales. "'Monica's Story': Tawdry and Tiresome" by Michiko Kakutani in New York Times Book Review Excerpts...
- August 31, 2011. Kakutani, Michiko (March 5, 1999). "'Monica's Story': Tawdry and Tiresome". The New York Times. Archived from the original on January...
- television movie The O. J. Simpson Story, which followed some of the more tawdry events in the relationship between Simpson and Brown, up to and including...
- In the 17th century, the name of Saint Audrey gave rise to the adjective tawdry "cheap and pretentious; cheaply adorned". The lace necklaces sold to pilgrims...
- advance his work or illuminate much to the story, and it was a really kind of tawdry exercise. ... And it ruined that reporter's career." Surprised by The Washington...
- Nathan Lee of The Village Voice called it "cr****, shrill, disingenuous, tawdry, mean-spirited, vulgar, idiotic, boring, slapdash, half-****ed, and very...
- What makes the hero a hero is the romantic notion that he stands above the tawdry give and take of everyday politics, occupying an ethereal realm where partisanship...
- Patricia (2015). Tender, Tawdry & Timeless Book Dedications. ASIN B00VZ2YRM4. ISBN 0989870839. Barnes (2015). Tender, Tawdry & Timeless Book Dedications...
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