Definition of bauble
- He affixed the bauble, with a kiss, upon her middle finger …
- —Elinor Wylie
- Our tree was decorated, most tastefully, with apt baubles bought from Georg Jensen.
- —Geoffrey Wolff
picked up some cheap baubles at the fair
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First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
: an inexpensive piece of jewelry
: a shiny ball that is hung on a Christmas tree as a decoration
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