gaudy gaudy  /ˈɡɔ di/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) (Britain) a celebratory reunion feast or entertainment held a college
  2. (adj) tastelessly showy
  3. (adj) (used especially of clothes) marked by conspicuous display

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Usage(s):

  1. The strange life and gaudy times of Andrew Cunanan and how he came to be the most wanted man in America.
  2. In the rough, gaudy amusement quarter of Hamburg known as Sankt Pauli, where anything goes, one of the quieter attractionsbut a good onewas white-thatched, bushy-mustached.
  3. What they saw, in Earl Carroll's gaudy Hollywood restaurant, was enough to make some of them wonder who was being kidded.

News

  1. Geek forges homemade solid gold iPod watch

    A maker crafts his own iBling. (Credit: Screenshot by Amanda Kooser/CNET) When it comes to gold-slathered Apple products, there are plenty of options. Most people who buy them sneeze money and think nothing of tossing cash at a gaudy, high-priced accessory like an iPad with diamonds and T. rex bones . Ted Chapanian, however, came by his gold iPod watch through a whole lot of personal hard work ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: CNET

  2. Rare photos: On the set of 'Cleopatra'

    There are Hollywood romances, and then there are superstar romances, and no superstar romance ever managed to cram as much scandal, star power and unabashed sexual attraction into one gaudy package as the affair, marriage, divorce, second marriage and second divorce of Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. Their tumultuous liaison — before the marriages and divorces — famously began in 1962 on ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: CNN

  3. Taylor and Burton on the set of 'Cleopatra'

    There are Hollywood romances, and then there are superstar romances, and no superstar romance ever managed to cram as much scandal, star power and unabashed sexual attraction into one gaudy package as the affair, marriage, divorce, second marriage and second divorce of Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. Their tumultuous liaison ? before the marriages and divorces ? famously began in 1962 on ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: CNN

Quotes

  1. "LeBron's numbers are gaudy," Boston coach Doc Rivers said before the game.
    on Nov 27, 2007 By: Doc Rivers Source: Forbes

  2. Writing in The New York Times nearly 30 years later, when the film was rereleased for a brief run, Vincent Canby called it "a gaudy, grandiloquent Hollywood classic" and suggested there was more than a touch of "the rugged American...
    on Apr 6, 2008 By: Vincent Canby Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "I know the numbers were gaudy, but it was her leadership," Coale said. "It was the way she ran our team. It was the decisions that she made throughout the game. It was her cool head. That's what great point guards do. So when you want to...
    on Feb 6, 2010 By: Sherri Coale Source: ESPN

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