Definition of geegaw in English:



North American
  • variant spelling of gewgaw
    • ‘Hats obviously had nothing to do with morality, except perhaps in an inverse way: those who spent the most effort polishing the geegaws and flash on their hats usually put the least effort into honing their minds.’
    • ‘Years of accumulated detritus and geegaws have been successfully palmed off onto relatives and neighbours.’
    • ‘Now we buy them over and over again, lured by new geegaws and crisper sound.’
    • ‘The low exchange rate, and the current account deficit, also mean that they are actually lending us a good portion of the money we use to buy their geegaws.’
    • ‘Every shop is stuffed with Bonny Scotland geegaws of one sort or another, delighting the endless procession of day trippers who are piped off luxury coaches and encouraged to spend, spend, spend.’
    • ‘I bought my wife some geegaws at the local geegaw vendor; I hid flowers in the storage room, and put it all out Saturday night before I turned in.’
    • ‘He failed to give his people anything but the geegaws and baubles stolen from successful cultures.’
    • ‘Here's a look at some ideas for holiday gifts, from wines to spirits to gizmos, gadgets and geegaws.’
    • ‘Light the candles you bought as decorative geegaws; they have wicks for a reason, you know.’
    • ‘The countess's long fleshy face emerges, ruinously ogling, from a stack of ostrich feathers and pendant geegaws.’
    • ‘If I throw together enough relays and geegaws in a big shiny box, make drawings and photos, and piece together an explanation of what's supposed to happen, I have a patent.’
    • ‘After installing all the geegaws for the graphics program, my invaluable drop-shadow-maker decided to go utterly mental - it would draw a rectangle around the selected object, and give it the drop shadow.’
    • ‘After a few more shops all the geegaws bled together and I could take no more fabulous flotsam.’
    • ‘This time I can afford to go buy her some mid-range geegaw but I'm choosing to give her something made with my own hands.’
    • ‘Indeed, oversized watch pockets have become common to accommodate all the little electrical geegaws that have replaced the watch as must-have undersized, overpriced miniaturized technology for the hep person on the go.’
    • ‘Should they pay good money for some large, possibly grotesque, often gratingly noisy plastic geegaw which there is every chance their child will discard before they have paid the credit card bill?’
    • ‘I'll bet you added some geegaw or widget to it the first time you had a little jingle in your pockets.’
    • ‘Now that we're past the basics, let's look at one of the most overlooked features of better-quality digital audio geegaws and the whole point of this month's column.’
    • ‘Each listen coughs up some new lil’ gimcrack or geegaw.’
    • ‘Fueled by my sister's incessant shopping, every surface sags under the weight of knick-knacks and geegaws.’