- I(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)n. trinket (See unimportance).II(Roget's IV) n.III(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.trinket, trifle, knickknack, gewgaw, ornament, bagatelle.IV(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun A small showy article: bibelot, gewgaw, gimcrack, knickknack, novelty, toy, trifle, trinket, whatnot. See THING.
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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