gewgaw

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gewgaw

A trinket, knick-knack, or bauble, typically one that is small and ornamental. I hope Aunt Louise doesn't give me another gewgaw for my birthday—I already have a shelf full of them!
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

geegaw

and gewgaw and googaw (ˈgigɔ and ˈgugɔ)
n. a gadget; a bauble. What do you do with these gewgaws? Hang them on a tree?

gewgaw

verb
See geegaw
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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In 40-plus years I've never seen comes this private collection of a dozen lots of knickknacks, gee-gaws and advertising material, some good, some awful, but all a fascinating snapshot of Thirties kitsch.
In 40-plus years I've never seen comes this private collection of a dozen lots of knickknacks, gee-gaws and advertising material, some some awful, but all a fascinating snapshot of Thirties kitsch.
I put a rawhide grip in the right spot after shortening the shaft and selected some gee-gaws for decoration.
A hasty space was cleared in the middle for the bloodspattered finery, so that shoppers could admire the juxtaposition of goods advocating the birth of the Prince of Peace jostling with gee-gaws marking Beelzebub's Big Night Out.
It features a fetching portrait of Sania Mirza, decked out in gold and holding a case with more gold gee-gaws. It also features one of those multiple-chinned Malayalam film Lotharios, with a moustache large enough to hide mongooses in.
On those all-too-frequent occasions when we meet to bestow upon each other the parchments and gee-gaws that guarantee no American journalist will ever go to his grave without the adjective "award-winning" appearing in his obituary, reporters and editors never look so socially clumsy -- knowing that this moment it's OK to applaud in public, but still feeling we're doing something untoward.
AFTER Jase's mysterious blood-stained disappearance he turns up again with some home truths for Dawn about where he's been getting the money for her plasma-screen TV and other assorted gee-gaws.
All the gee-gaws are there and it's obvious the guns get a good deal of handwork when it comes to fit and finish.
Your baggage compartment is so full of nice-to-have gee-gaws for the airplane that you never have enough room for baggage.
The ornamental gee-gaws that make the exterior of buildings "interesting" today once were there "decorating" the buildings because they had functional roles to play.
There are a number of companies producing these gee-gaws. Many of the companies do, in fact, donate a portion of their revenue to veterans charities and do state that they are commemorative medals, however, they are less likely to remind buyers that they should not be worn as left-chest medals.
Some Barbies, too, rely on stamps but these are the ones that can be used to make tattoos and pictures, part of the gee-gaws, glamour and glitter that happen just along from where homeless people drop dead.
The album's proof that Britain can do this R&B malarkey as well as America, It's packed with strong grooves, technological gee-gaws and the sort of girlpower fizz that went out of style with Mel C's solo album.
``If there was a man better equipped for the meaningless fling, he wouldn't like to meet him.'' In the leading film role, Hugh Grant lolls around a North London loft - such flats being every 30-yearold single male's dream world - packed to the gunnels with expensive, useless mechanical gee-gaws, Swedish fixtures and fittings.
John had never been given to "churchy gee-gaws" as he called anything designed to please the eye more than the "practical mind," but he saw to some long overdue maintenance.