Other Word Forms of Gewgaw
Origin of Gewgaw
From earlier gugaw, gygaw, from Middle English givegove (“gewgaw, trifle”), a reduplication of Middle English give, geove (“gift”), from Old English giefu, geofu, geafu (“gift”), from Proto-Germanic *gebō (“gift”). Compare Icelandic gyligjöf (“showy gifts, gewgaw”). More at give.
Middle English giuegaue
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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