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Word of the Day – Gewgaw

Gewgaw (noun)


A showy thing, especially one that is useless or worthless.

What an interesting word, I’d never heard it before reading it in a news story and having to look it up for myself.

Example sentences

“You want something that shows thought, not some gewgaw that ends up on a closet shelf.”

“The bookshelves are pine, and contain six levels of books each, with knickknacks and gewgaws on each level.”

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