Definition of Tawdries
1. tawdry [n] - See also: tawdry
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tawdries
tawdries (current term)
Literary usage of Tawdries
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1891)
"I. я. ; pi. tawdries (-driz). A piece of rustic or cheap finery ; a necklace, ... and the blue Nereids make Them tawdries for their necka. ..."
2. New Light on Some Obscure Words and Phrases in the Works of Shakspeare and by Charles Mackay (1884)
"None of the quotations from Shakspeare and the Elizabethan writers conveys the modern idea that the tawdries were necessarily valueless or vulgar. ..."