folderal vs gimcrack what difference

what is difference between folderal and gimcrack

English

Noun

folderal (uncountable)

  1. Alternative spelling of folderol

Anagrams

  • falderol


English

Alternative forms

  • jimcrack

Etymology

Unknown

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈd͡ʒɪmkɹæk/

Adjective

gimcrack (not comparable)

  1. Showy but of poor quality; worthless.

Noun

gimcrack (plural gimcracks)

  1. Something showy but worthless; a gimmick or bauble.
    • 1847–1848, William Thackeray, Vanity Fair:
      [] he came home to find [] honest Swartz in her favourite amber-coloured satin, with turquoise bracelets, countless rings, flowers, feathers, and all sorts of tags and gimcracks, about as elegantly decorated as a she chimney-sweep on May-day.

Derived terms

  • gimcrackery

Verb

gimcrack (third-person singular simple present gimcracks, present participle gimcracking, simple past and past participle gimcracked)

  1. (transitive) To put together quickly and without much care; to bodge.
  2. (transitive) To embellish with gimcracks.

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