geegaw

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gee·gaw

 (jē′gô′, gē′-)
n.
Variant of gewgaw.
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I love the novelty of having a giant tree covered with garish geegaws in my sitting room.
Things are rapidly getting out of hand in that regard; cars are being outfitted with so many electronic geegaws that it won't be long before human drivers will be unneeded altogether.
There were also books by and about Twain, steamboat models, jaw harps and pennywhistles, and all manner of other geedunk and geegaws. In response to my questioning, the two older southern ladies who staffed the cash register patiently explained that the huckleberries were not local but grown deep in the Ozarks.
Permit me to recall an old life insurance teacher who, when confronted by his class of eager young practitioners endlessly querying him about cash values, interest rates and whole life versus term issues, finally ended the free-for-all with this unassailable truth: "Folks, it may seem unbelievable to you, but at the time of a man's death, no widow or child will care about all your geegaws and thingamajigs.
Monitors and schoolmasters were directed to eschew corporal punishment and offer rewards and punishments by giving or taking away tickets that could be redeemed for books, small geegaws and toys.
I don't need to buy more clothes, or geegaws for our house, or all sorts of nonessential things, but our country needs Obama.
THIS COLUMN IS written in those exceedingly dark days just before Christmas, when the proliferation of cheap and utterly unnecessary plastic electronic gizmos and geegaws is unusually prominent.
So we still have a preference for sites that aren't laden with 20 or 30 photos, objects, or geegaws every time you open them.
In general terms, Lewis predicts that consumer trends will veer more toward "experiences" than products in 2006, meaning you're more likely to receive vouchers for spa treatments, parachute jumps and other activities than dust-collecting geegaws.
A woman I know recently returned from a CBA convention (formerly an acronym for Christian Booksellers Association but now just CBA because its members sell as many faith-based geegaws as they sell books) where she saw posters of George W.
In general terms, Richard predicts that consumer trends will veer more toward `experiences' than products in 2006 ( meaning you're more likely to receive vouchers for spa treatments, parachute jumps and other activities than dust-collecting geegaws.