noun gew·gaw \ˈg(y)ü-(ˌ)g\

: a small thing that has little value

Full Definition of GEWGAW

:  a showy trifle :  bauble, trinket

Variants of GEWGAW

gew·gaw also gee·gaw \ˈjē-, ˈgē-\

Examples of GEWGAW

  1. <had a shelf devoted just to gewgaws featuring his favorite team's mascot>

Origin of GEWGAW

origin unknown
First Known Use: circa 1529


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