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gewgaw

[ gyoo-gaw, goo- ]SEE DEFINITION OF gewgaw

Synonyms for gewgaw

  • bagatelle
  • bauble
  • curio
  • curiosity
  • gimcrack
  • gimmick
  • item
  • knickknack
  • memento
  • oddity
  • souvenir
  • toy
  • trifle
  • trinket
  • whatnot
  • bibelot
  • conversation piece
  • knick-knack
  • objet d'art
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Antonyms for gewgaw

  • normality
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR GEWGAW

Then sprang into existence the tawdry, the common, the gewgaw.

And all of them with some gewgaw to be blessed in the Virgin's bowl.

Some of them have been won by a mess of pottage, a mere bauble or a gewgaw.

To the gewgaw fetters of rhyme (invented by the monks to enslave the people) I have a rooted objection.

At her disposal was wealth without stint, every luxury the soft could desire, every gewgaw the vain could covet.

Gimcrack, jim′krak, n. a toy: a gewgaw: a trivial mechanism—also Jim′crack.

Compare it for a moment with the gewgaw skimble-skamble diplomatic sensationalism with which we have been presented since.

The crown of my fathers has shrunk into a gewgaw and a toy,—their ambition and their spirit are undecayed.

Here again the gewgaw of royal parade was intended to entrap the admiration of the ignorant.

Everything was in its proper place, not an ornament missing; not a gewgaw disturbed.

WORD ORIGIN

early 13c., giuegaue, contemptuous reduplication, possibly connected with Old French gogue "rejoicing, jubilation; joke, prank, mockery, game;" or jou-jou "toy," baby-talk word, from jouer "to play," from Latin jocare (see joke).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR GEWGAW

adornment

nouna decoration
  • accessory
  • dingbat
  • doodad
  • embellishment
  • fandangle
  • floss
  • frill
  • frippery
  • furbelow
  • gewgaw
  • jazz
  • ornament
  • thing
  • trimming

bibelot

nountrinket

novelties

nountrinket, gadget
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