Definition of bauble noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈbɔːbl//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈbɔːbl//
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  1. 1a piece of jewellery that is cheap and has little artistic value It was a $50 000 antique diamond ring—not a mere ‘bauble’ as the judge said.
  2. 2(British English) a decoration for a Christmas tree in the shape of a ball
  3. Word OriginMiddle English: from Old French baubel ‘child's toy’, of unknown origin.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: bauble