\ˈgȯd, ˈgäd\

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some tacky little gaud that they had picked up at a souvenir stand at an amusement park

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Even its colors, silver and space gray, seem to have been chosen for their lack of gaud—no blingy gold model here. David Pierce, WIRED, "Review: iPhone X," 3 Nov. 2017 In their novels, the disorienting clash between Soviet gloom and American gaud is the source of dramatic tension, exploited for tragedy and, more often, comedy. Nathaniel Rich, New York Times, "‘The Patriots’ Charts a Family’s Reverse Journey From Brooklyn to the Gulag," 24 Jan. 2017

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First Known Use of gaud

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for gaud

Middle English gaude

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the figure or shape of a crescent moon

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