a showy, usually cheap, ornament; trinket; gewgaw.
a jester’s scepter.
Not nearly enough, apparently, to cover the cost of her favorite bubbies, baubles, and baby ATVs.
The Real Cost of Real Housewives Pamela Redmond Satran/Nameberry June 19, 2010
She talks to Sandra McElwaine about her childhood and love of baubles.
Mary Higgins Clark Interview About New Book, I’ll Walk Alone Sandra McElwaine April 28, 2011
But most of all blame China and the despicable hunger of its status-conscious middle class for baubles of worked ivory.
A World Without Elephants? Blame China Michael Tomasky August 5, 2014
I have some baubles here that I want to deposit in more suitable hands than mine.
A Rent In A Cloud Charles James Lever
There should be lots of toys, and lots of baubles, but useful things too!
The Lady of the Basement Flat Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
They were immoderately fond of baubles, and they had not money enough to gratify this taste.
Tales And Novels, Volume 5 (of 10) Maria Edgeworth
In such a temper of mind, the pomps and vanities of life are cast behind us as the baubles of children.
A Practical View of the Prevailing Religious System of Professed Christians, in the Middle and Higher Classes in this Country, Contrasted with Real Christianity. William Wilberforce
Children must have toys and baubles, and we must indulge ourselves in an expense of many millions on this ridiculous plaything!
Abridgement of the Debates of Congress, from 1789 to 1856 (4 of 16 vol.) Various
That is worth going for, and these baubles are useless to me here.
Confessions of a Thug Philip Meadows Taylor
And what of those other baubles which were missing from St. Michaels home?
Anthony Trent, Master Criminal Wyndham Martyn
a showy toy or trinket of little value; trifle
a small, usually spherical ornament made of coloured or decorated material which is hung from the branches of a Christmas tree Usual US name Christmas ornament
(formerly) a mock staff of office carried by a court jester
“showy trinket or ornament,” early 14c., from Old French baubel “child’s toy, trinket,” probably a reduplication of bel, from Latin bellus “pretty” (see bene-). Or else related to babe, baby.
noun a state of N Nigeria; tin mining. Capital: Bauchi. Pop: 4 676 465 (2006). Area: 45 837 sq km (17 698 sq miles) a town in N central Nigeria, capital of Bauchi state. Pop: 76 070 (1991 est) Historical Examples They form the principal watershed not only of the province of bauchi, but of […]
an aged Phrygian peasant woman who, with her husband Philemon, offered hospitality to the disguised Zeus and Hermes: they were rewarded by being saved from a flood and changed into trees. Historical Examples On the slopes of the Phrygian hills, there once dwelt a pious old couple named Baucis and Philemon. Good Stories For Great […]
a unit used to measure the speed of signaling or data transfer, equal to the number of pulses or bits per second: baud rate. Historical Examples I am sure I am no to baud out for ever against this sort of going on; but when folk’s missed, then they are moaned.’ Guy Mannering, or The […]
baldachin (def 1). Historical Examples He knew by her ducal diadem, by the baudekin colours of her robe, by her unmistakable air of pride, his daughter Isabel. The Last Of The Barons, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton