gewgaw

noun gew·gaw \ ˈg(y)ü-(ˌ)gȯ \
variants: or less commonly play \ˈjē-(ˌ)gȯ, ˈgē-\

Definition of gewgaw

:a showy trifle :bauble, trinket

Examples of gewgaw in a Sentence

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

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Origin and Etymology of gewgaw

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GEWGAW Defined for English Language Learners

gewgaw

noun

Definition of gewgaw for English Language Learners

  • : a small thing that has little value


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