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Gewgaw vs. Gimcrack

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  • Gewgaw (noun)

    A showy trifle, a toy; a showy trinket, ornament or decoration. from 15th c.

  • Gewgaw (adjective)

    Showy; unreal; pretentious.

  • Gimcrack (adjective)

    Showy but of poor quality; worthless.

  • Gimcrack (noun)

    Something showy but worthless; a gimmick or bauble.

  • Gimcrack (verb)

    To put together quickly and without much care; to bodge.

  • Gimcrack (verb)

    To embellish with gimcracks.

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  • Gewgaw (noun)

    A showy trifle; a toy; a splendid plaything; a pretty but worthless bauble.

  • Gewgaw (adjective)

    Showy; unreal; pretentious.

  • Gimcrack (noun)

    A trivial mechanism; a device.

  • Gimcrack (noun)

    A toy; a pretty thing; an ornamental object of no great value.

Webster Dictionary
  • Gewgaw (noun)

    cheap showy jewelry or ornament on clothing

  • Gimcrack (adjective)

    tastelessly showy;

    "a flash car"

    "a flashy ring"

    "garish colors"

    "a gaudy costume"

    "loud sport shirts"

    "a meretricious yet stylish book"

    "tawdry ornaments"

Princeton's WordNet

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