[gaw-dee] /ˈgɔ di/
adjective, gaudier, gaudiest.
brilliantly or excessively showy:
cheaply showy in a tasteless way; flashy.
ostentatiously ornamented; garish.
[gaw-dee] /ˈgɔ di/
noun, plural gaudies. British.
a festival or celebration, especially an annual college feast.
adjective gaudier, gaudiest
gay, bright, or colourful in a crude or vulgar manner; garish
noun (pl) gaudies
(Brit) a celebratory festival or feast held at some schools and colleges
“showy, tastelessly rich,” 1580s, probably ultimately from Middle English gaudi “large, ornamental bead in a rosary” (early 14c.); but there is a parallel sense of gaudy as “full of trickery” (1520s), from Middle English gaud “deception, trick,” from gaudi “a jest, trick,” possibly from Anglo-French gaudir “be merry, scoff,” from Latin gaudere “rejoice” (see joy).
Alternative etymology of the adjective is from Middle English gaudegrene “yellowish-green” (early 14c.), originally “green dye” obtained from a plant formerly known as weld, from a Germanic source (see weld (n.)), which became gaude in Old French. The English term supposedly shifted sense from “weld-dye” to “bright.” As a noun, “feast, festival” 1650s, from gaudy day “day of rejoicing” (1560s).
[gof-er] /ˈgɒf ər/ noun 1. an ornamental plaiting used for frills and borders, as on women’s caps. verb (used with object) 2. to flute (a frill, ruffle, etc.), as with a heated iron. /ˈɡəʊfə/ noun, verb 1. a less common spelling of goffer /ˈɡəʊfə/ verb (transitive) 1. to press pleats into (a frill) 2. to […]
[gaw-fer-ing, gof-er-] /ˈgɔ fər ɪŋ, ˈgɒf ər-/ noun 1. . [gof-er] /ˈgɒf ər/ noun 1. an ornamental plaiting used for frills and borders, as on women’s caps. verb (used with object) 2. to flute (a frill, ruffle, etc.), as with a heated iron. /ˈɡəʊfə/ verb (transitive) 1. to press pleats into (a frill) 2. to […]
noun a thin crisp fan-shaped French wafer, often served alongside a dessert Usage Note cooking
[gaw-guh-mee-luh] /ˌgɔ gəˈmi lə/ noun 1. an ancient village in Assyria, E of Nineveh: Alexander the Great defeated Darius III here in 331 b.c. The battle is often mistakenly called “battle of Arbela.”.