Bauble definition

bôbəl
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A small, showy ornament of little value; a trinket.
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(archaic) A jester's baton with an ornament at the end.
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A showy but worthless or useless thing; trinket, trifle, etc.
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The definition of a bauble is a showy ornament or decoration of little value.

An example of a bauble is the colored bell that dangles from a jester's hat.

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A cheap showy ornament piece of jewellery; a gewgaw.
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A club or sceptre carried by a jester.
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A small shiny spherical decoration, commonly put on Christmas trees.
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A mock scepter carried by a court jester.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
bauble
Plural:
baubles

Origin of bauble

  • Middle English babel from Old French plaything

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French baubel (“trinket, child's toy”), most likely a reduplication of bel, ultimately from Latin bellus (“pretty”).

    From Wiktionary