gaud vs trinket what difference

what is difference between gaud and trinket

English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɡɔːd/
  • Homophones: god (in accents with the cot-caught merger), gored (in non-rhotic accents with the horse-hoarse merger)

Etymology 1

From Middle English gaude, gawde (jest, prank, trick; ornamental bead in a rosary, trinket, bauble). Compare Middle English gaudy, gaudee, of the same meaning.

Noun

gaud (plural gauds)

  1. a cheap showy trinket
    • 1922, T. E. Lawrence, Seven Pillars of Wisdom (published 1926)
      Dalmeny lent me red tabs, Evans his brass hat; so that I had the gauds of my appointment in the ceremony of the Jaffa gate, which for me was the supreme moment of the war.
  2. (obsolete) trick; jest; sport
  3. (obsolete) deceit; fraud; artifice

Translations

Related terms
  • gaudy

Verb

gaud (third-person singular simple present gauds, present participle gauding, simple past and past participle gauded)

  1. (obsolete) To bedeck gaudily; to decorate with gauds or showy trinkets or colours; to paint.

Etymology 2

Compare French gaudir (to rejoice).

Verb

gaud (third-person singular simple present gauds, present participle gauding, simple past and past participle gauded)

  1. To sport or keep festival.
    • 1579, Thomas North, The Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romanes
      gauding with his familiars

Anagrams

  • Dagu, Guad.

Ilocano

Noun

gaud

  1. paddle; oar

Lubuagan Kalinga

Noun

gaud

  1. paddle; oar


English

Etymology

Old English trenket (a sort of knife), hence, probably, a toy knife worn as an ornament; probably from an Old French dialectal form of trenchier (to cut). Compare trench.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈtɹɪŋkɪt/
  • Rhymes: -ɪŋkɪt

Noun

trinket (plural trinkets)

  1. A small showy ornament or piece of jewelry
  2. A thing of little value; a trifle; a toy.
    • 1927-29, M.K. Gandhi, The Story of My Experiments with Truth, translated 1940 by Mahadev Desai, Part I, Chapter xxiii:
      There is no art about the Eiffel Tower. In no way can it be said to have contributed to the real beauty of the Exhibition. Men flocked to see it and ascended it as it was a novelty and of unique dimensions. It was the toy of the Exhibition. So long as we are children we are attracted by toys, and the Tower was a good demonstration of the fact that we are all children attracted by trinkets. That may be claimed to be the purpose served by the Eiffel Tower.
  3. (nautical) A three-cornered sail formerly carried on a ship’s foremast, probably on a lateen yard.
    • Sayling alwayes with the sheates of mainesaile and trinket warily in our hands.
  4. (obsolete) A knife; a cutting tool.

Synonyms

  • (small ornament): See also: Thesaurus:trinket
  • (item of little value): See also: Thesaurus:trifle

Translations

Verb

trinket (third-person singular simple present trinkets, present participle trinketing, simple past and past participle trinketed)

  1. (obsolete) To give trinkets; to court favour.

Anagrams

  • Knitter, knitter

German

Pronunciation

Verb

trinket

  1. second-person plural subjunctive I of trinken

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