"Gaudy" Definition

Definitions for the word "Gaudy" from multiple English dictionaries.

1. superl.
Ostentatiously fine; showy; gay, but tawdry or meretricious.
Source: The 1913 Webster Unabridged Dictionary, 1913
2. superl.
Gay; merry; festal.
Source: The 1913 Webster Unabridged Dictionary, 1913
3. n.
One of the large beads in the rosary at which the paternoster is recited.
Source: The 1913 Webster Unabridged Dictionary, 1913
4. n.
A feast or festival; -- called also gaud-day and gaudy day.
Source: The 1913 Webster Unabridged Dictionary, 1913
5. adj.
(-ier, -iest) tastelessly showy. gaudily adv. Gaudiness n. [obsolete gaud ornament, from latin gaudeo rejoice]
Source: Oxford English Dictionary, 1884
6. slang
the annual dinner of the Fellows of a College, in memory of founders and benefactors. From GAUDEAMUS.—_Oxford University._
Source: The Slang Dictionary, 1864

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