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GEWGAW

 Dictionary entry overview: What does gewgaw mean? 

GEWGAW (noun)
  The noun GEWGAW has 1 sense:

1. cheap showy jewelry or ornament on clothing

  Familiarity information: GEWGAW used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


GEWGAW (noun)


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Meaning:

Cheap showy jewelry or ornament on clothing

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

fallal; gaud; gewgaw; trinket; bangle; bauble; novelty

Hypernyms ("gewgaw" is a kind of...):

adornment (a decoration of color or interest that is added to relieve plainness)

Holonyms ("gewgaw" is a member of...):

trinketry (trinkets and other ornaments of dress collectively)


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