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Origin uncertain; perhaps from gaud (ornament, trinket), itself perhaps from Old French gaudir "to rejoice".

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Gaudy (comparative gaudier, superlative gaudiest)
  1. Very showy or ornamented, now especially when excessive, or in a tasteless or vulgar manner.
    • 2005, Thomas Hauser & Marilyn Cole Lownes, "How Bling-bling Took Over the Ring", The Observer, 9 January 2005:
      Gaudy jewellery might offend some people's sense of style. But former heavyweight champion and grilling-machine entrepreneur George Foreman is philosophical about today's craze for bling-bling.
    • 1813, Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice:
      The rooms were lofty and handsome, and their furniture suitable to the fortune of its proprietor; but Elizabeth saw, with admiration of his taste, that it was neither gaudy nor uselessly fine; with less of splendour, and more real elegance, than the furniture of Rosings.
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From Latin gaudium "joy".

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Singular
Gaudy

Plural
gaudies

Gaudy (plural gaudies)
  1. A reunion held by one of the colleges of the University of Oxford for alumni, normally held during the summer vacations.

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