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Definition of gaudy adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

gaudy

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//ˈɡɔːdi//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡɔːdi//
 
(gaudier, gaudiest) (disapproving) Describing clothes
 
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too brightly coloured in a way that lacks taste synonym garish gaudy clothes/colours See related entries: Describing clothes Word Origin late 15th cent.: probably from gaud ‘a showy and ornamental thing’ + -y.

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