bauble


bauble
Synonyms and related words:
a continental, a curse, a damn, a darn, a hoot, agate, bagatelle, ball, baseball bat, bat, battledore, bean, bibelot, bit, blocks, brass farthing, bric-a-brac, button, cent, checkerboard, chessboard, club, cockhorse, cricket bat, cue, curio, dido, doll, doll carriage, farce, farthing, feather, fig, fleabite, folderol, fribble, frippery, gaud, gewgaw, gimcrack, golf club, hair, halfpenny, hill of beans, hobbyhorse, jack-in-the-box, jacks, jackstones, jackstraws, jest, joke, kickshaw, knack, knickknack, knickknackery, marble, marionette, mig, minikin, mockery, molehill, novelty, ornament, paper doll, peppercorn, picayune, pick-up sticks, pin, pinch of snuff, pinprick, pinwheel, plaything, puppet, racket, rag doll, rap, red cent, rocking horse, row of pins, rush, shit, snap, sneeshing, sou, sport, steelie, straw, taw, teetotum, top, toy, toy soldier, trifle, trinket, triviality, tuppence, two cents, twopence, whatnot, whim-wham

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  • Bauble — Bau ble (b[add] b l), n. [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,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bauble — (n.) showy trinket or ornament, early 14c., from O.Fr. baubel child s toy, trinket, probably a reduplication of bel, from L. bellus pretty (see BENE (Cf. bene )). Or else related to babe, baby …   Etymology dictionary

  • bauble — ► NOUN ▪ a small, showy trinket or decoration. ORIGIN Old French baubel child s toy …   English terms dictionary

  • bauble — [bô′bəl] n. [ME babel < OFr baubel, belbel, prob. redupl. of bel < L bellus, pretty] 1. a showy but worthless or useless thing; trinket, trifle, etc. 2. Archaic a jester s baton with an ornament at the end …   English World dictionary

  • bauble — UK [ˈbɔːb(ə)l] / US [ˈbɔb(ə)l] noun [countable] Word forms bauble : singular bauble plural baubles 1) British a shiny coloured ball used as a decoration on a christmas tree 2) a decoration or piece of jewellery that is not expensive …   English dictionary

  • Bauble — A bauble was originally a stick with a weight attached, used in weighing a child s toy, but especially the mock symbol of office carried by a court jester. This was a baton terminating in a figure of Folly with cap and bells, and sometimes having …   Wikipedia

  • Bauble — A jester s rod of office, a *baton carved with an elaborate head with the ears of an ass. [< OldFr. bauble = a child s toy] …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • bauble — [[t]bɔ͟ːb(ə)l[/t]] baubles N COUNT A bauble is a small, cheap ornament or piece of jewellery. Christmas trees are decorated with candles, fairy lights and coloured baubles. Syn: trinket …   English dictionary

  • bauble — noun Etymology: Middle English babel, from Middle French Date: 14th century 1. trinket 1 2. a fool s scepter 3. something of trifling appeal …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • bauble — /baw beuhl/, n. 1. a showy, usually cheap, ornament; trinket; gewgaw. 2. a jester s scepter. [1275 1325; ME babel, babulle < OF babel, baubel, derivs. of an expressive base with varying vocalisms; cf. OF baubelet, BIBELOT] * * * …   Universalium

  • bauble — noun /ˈbɔːbəl,ˈbɔbəl,ˈbɑbəl/ a) A cheap showy ornament piece of jewellery; a gewgaw. b) A club or sceptre carried by a jester …   Wiktionary


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