The definition of gaudy is something that is bright and ornate, but overdone to the point of being tacky.(adjective)
An example of something that might be described as gaudy is a large tiara completely covered in big fake diamonds.
See gaudy in Webster's New World College Dictionary
noun pl. gaudies
Origin: < L gaudium, joy
See gaudy in American Heritage Dictionary 4
adjective gaud·i·er, gaud·i·est
Origin: Possibly from gaudy2 (influenced by gaud).
noun pl. gaud·ies
Origin: Middle English gaudi, gaud, prank, trick
Origin: , possibly from Old French gaudie, merriment (from gaudir, to enjoy, make merry, from Latin gaudēre, to rejoice)
Origin: and from Latin gaudium, enjoyment, merry-making (from gaudēre, to rejoice; see gāu- in Indo-European roots).
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