Definition of gaud in English:

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gaud

Pronunciation: /ɡɔːd/

noun

archaic
A showy and purely ornamental thing: displays of overpriced gauds
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  • It had been a fantastic dream, a mishmash of style, gaud and history, and the Queen's magnetic personality had seemed to blend these together, creating odd, delightful harmonies and strangely beautiful effects.

Origin

Middle English (denoting a trick or pretence): perhaps via Anglo-Norman French from Old French gaudir 'rejoice', from Latin gaudere; perhaps influenced by obsolete gaud 'ornamental bead in a rosary'.

Words that rhyme with gaud

aboard, abroad, accord, afford, applaud, award, bawd, board, broad, chord, Claude, cord, ford, fraud, Gawd, hoard, horde, laud, lord, maraud, milord, sward, sword, toward, unawed, unexplored, unrestored, ward

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