Monday, January 9, 2012

Gewgaw

Definition: (from dictionary.com)
-noun
1. something gaudy and useless; trinket; bauble

Examples:
"Many of the collectors on 'American Pickers' have a big collection of gewgaws."
"Yard sales are always full of interesting gewgaws."

Origin: (from etymonline.com)
"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)."

Awkwardness rating: 8

What gewgaws will I find today? (channelvation.com)

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