Gaud meaning

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A gaudy or showy ornament or trinket.
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A cheap, showy trinket.
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(obsolete) To bedeck gaudily; to decorate with gauds or showy trinkets or colours; to paint.
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To sport or keep festival.
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Origin of gaud

  • Middle English gaud, gaudi sing. of gaudies large, ornamental beads on a rosary, trinkets from Medieval Latin gaudia from Latin pl. of gaudium joy (referring to the Joyful Mysteries of the Virgin Mary) from gaudēre to rejoice gāu- in Indo-European roots

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

  • Compare French se gaudir (“to rejoice”).

    From Wiktionary