Definition of garden gnome in English:

garden gnome

noun

  • A figure of a gnome used as a garden ornament.

    • ‘French police are trying to find homes for over 80 garden gnomes kidnapped in eastern France earlier this year.’
    • ‘‘In truth, many garden gnomes look very much like him, but these were painted with his skin colour and the right social worker beard,’ says Nita, the C-LIS gnomes officer.’
    • ‘Highlight of the garden, created by scuba divers 150 feet down in the murky depths of Wastwater, is a display of around 40 garden gnomes.’
    • ‘Sadly, most of us have never encountered a garden gnome that wasn't made out of cheap plastic.’
    • ‘Inspiring her father to stop mourning the death of his wife and re-engage the world, Amelie kidnaps his garden gnome and sends photos of the gnome in cities around the world.’