ancient German territorial and administrative division, originally comprising several villages, surviving in place names such as Breisgau and Oberammergau; also in gauleiter (from leiter “leader”), title of the local political leaders under the Nazi system. Cf. the first element in yeoman.
[gohsh] /goʊʃ/ adjective 1. lacking social grace, sensitivity, or acuteness; awkward; crude; tactless: Their exquisite manners always make me feel gauche. /ɡəʊʃ/ adjective 1. lacking ease of manner; tactless adj. “awkward, tactless,” 1751 (Chesterfield), from French gauche “left” (15c., replacing Old French senestre in that sense), originally “awkward, awry,” from Middle French gauchir “turn aside, […]
[goh-shuh-ree; French gohshuh-ree] /ˌgoʊ ʃəˈri; French goʊʃəˈri/ noun, plural gaucheries [goh-shuh-reez; French gohshuh-ree] /ˌgoʊ ʃəˈriz; French goʊʃəˈri/ (Show IPA) 1. lack of social grace, sensitivity, or acuteness; awkwardness; crudeness; tactlessness. 2. an act, movement, etc., that is socially graceless, awkward, or tactless. /ˌɡəʊʃəˈriː; ˈɡəʊʃərɪ; French ɡoʃri/ noun 1. the quality of being gauche 2. a […]
[gou-choh; Spanish gou-chaw] /ˈgaʊ tʃoʊ; Spanish ˈgaʊ tʃɔ/ noun, plural gauchos [gou-chohz; Spanish gou-chaws] /ˈgaʊ tʃoʊz; Spanish ˈgaʊ tʃɔs/ (Show IPA) 1. a native cowboy of the South American pampas, usually of mixed Spanish and Indian ancestry. 2. gauchos, Also called gaucho pants. wide, calf-length trousers for men or women modeled after the trousers worn […]
[gawd] /gɔd/ noun 1. a showy ornament or trinket. /ɡɔːd/ noun 1. an article of cheap finery; trinket; bauble n. late 14c., “jest, joke, prank, trick;” also “fraud, deception, trick, artifice.” Also “large, ornamental bead in a rosary” (mid-14c.); a bauble, trinket, plaything” (mid-15c.). In some senses, from gaudy (n.) (see gaudy). In some, from […]