'Gewgaw' definitions:

Definition of 'gewgaw'

(from WordNet)
Cheap showy jewelry or ornament on clothing [syn: bangle, bauble, gaud, gewgaw, novelty, fallal, trinket]

Definition of '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.
  • Syn: knicknack; bauble; tschotschke. [1913 Webster]
  • A heavy gewgaw called a crown. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

Definition of 'Gewgaw'

  • Gewgaw \Gew"gaw\, a. Showy; unreal; pretentious. [1913 Webster]
  • Seeing his gewgaw castle shine. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]