bauble

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Bauble \Bau"ble\ (b[add]"b'l), noun [Cf. OF. baubel a child's plaything, F. babiole, It. babbola, LL. baubellum gem, jewel, L. babulus, a baburrus, foolish.]

1. A trifling piece of finery; a gewgaw; that which is gay and showy without real value; a cheap, showy plaything.

The ineffective bauble of an Indian pagod. --Sheridan.

2. The fool's club. [Obs.] "A fool's bauble was a short stick with a head ornamented with an ass's ears fantastically carved upon it." --Nares.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

bauble

noun

1: a mock scepter carried by a court jester

2: cheap showy jewelry or ornament on clothing [syn: {bangle}, {bauble}, {gaud}, {gewgaw}, {novelty}, {fallal}, {trinket}]


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