Variant of gingerbread
- a cake flavored with ginger and molasses
- a kind of cookie cut from a rolled-out dough flavored with ginger and molasses
- showy ornamentation, as gaudy or fancy carvings on furniture, gables, etc.
Origin of gingerbreadMiddle English ginge bred, altered (after bred, bread) ; from gingebras, preserved ginger, ginger pudding ; from Old French gingembraz ; from gingibre ; from Medieval Latin gingiber, ginger
cheap and showy; gaudy