Definition of Geegaws

1. Noun. (plural of geegaw) ¹

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Definition of Geegaws

1. geegaw [n] - See also: geegaw

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Geegaws

gee pole
gee up
gee whillikers
gee whiz
gee willickers
gee willikers
geed up
geegaws (current term)
geeing up
geek chic
geek code
geek codes
geek out
geeked out

Literary usage of Geegaws

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Narrative of the Negro by Leila Pendleton (1912)
"... shall prosper in proportion as we learn to draw the line between the superficial and the substantial, the ornamental geegaws of life and the useful. ..."

2. Africans and Europeans in West Africa: Elminans and Dutchmen on the Gold by Harvey M. Feinberg (1989)
"The vast majority of the durable goods were solid, useful items, not cheap geegaws, trinkets, or items little ..."

3. Traces of the Elder Faiths of Ireland: A Folklore Sketch; a Handbook of by William Gregory Wood Martin (1902)
"Early commerce, if the term Inapplicable to such primitive traffic, is based, as a rule, not on tin- interchange of useful products but on barbaric geegaws, ..."

4. The Windsor Magazine: An Illustrated Monthly for Men and Women (1908)
"I used to bring him geegaws and hold him on my knee, blowing open the bu.k of my watch to make him gurgle and beat his foolish little fists together. ..."

5. The Template-Makers of the Paris Basin: Toichological Techniques for by John James (1989)
"... like his counterparts in the other arts, turned his hand to everything, from fountains to town halls, from party geegaws to cathedrals. ..."

6. Madame Favart: Opera Comique in Three Acts by Jacques Offenbach, Henry Brougham Farnie, Henri Chivot, Alfred Duru (1881)
"geegaws and such nicknacks; But the ladies there are dying, To know what's in your pack! (Chorus Tacet.) SERGEANT. But who you are you'll first be telling, ..."

7. Stories of Authors' Loves by Clara Elizabeth Laughlin (1902)
"It may be her decided opinion to-day that a woman ought to marry the man who can give her the most geegaws, and to-morrow she may tell you that a woman ..."

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