Definitions for: Gaudy

[n] (British) a celebratory feast held annually at one of the colleges in a British university
[adj] (used especially of clothes) marked by conspicuous display
[adj] tastelessly showy; "a flash car"; "a flashy ring"; "garish colors"; "a gaudy costume"; "loud sport shirts"; "a meretricious yet stylish book"; "tawdry ornaments"

Webster (1913) Definition: Gaud"y, a. [Compar. Gaudier; superl. Gauidiest.]
1. Ostentatiously fine; showy; gay, but tawdry or

Costly thy habit as thy purse can buy, But not
expressed in fancy; rich, not gaudy. --Shak.

2. Gay; merry; festal. --Tennyson.

Let's have one other gaudy night. --Shak.

Gaud"y, n.; pl. Gaudies [See Gaud, n.]
One of the large beads in the rosary at which the paternoster
is recited. [Obs.] --Gower.

Gaud"y, n.
A feast or festival; -- called also gaud-day and {gaudy
day}. [Oxford Univ.] --Conybeare.

Synonyms: brassy, cheap, colorful, flash, flashy, garish, gimcrack, in poor taste(p), jazzy, loud, meretricious, showy, sporty, tacky, tasteless, tatty, tawdry, trashy

See Also: banquet, feast

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