Gaud vs Maud - What's the difference?

gaud | maud |


As nouns the difference between gaud and maud

is that gaud is a cheap showy trinket while maud is a grey plaid once worn by shepherds in scotland.

As a verb gaud

is (obsolete) to bedeck gaudily; to decorate with gauds or showy trinkets or colours; to paint or gaud can be to sport or keep festival.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

gaud

English

Etymology 1

Noun

(en noun)
  • a cheap showy trinket
  • * Shakespeare
  • an idle gaud
  • * 1926 Dalmeny lent me red tabs, Evans his brass hat; so that I had the gauds of my appointment in the ceremony of the Jaffa gate, which for me was the supreme moment of the war. - T. E. Lawrence, Seven Pillars of Wisdom
  • (obsolete) trick; jest; sport
  • (Chaucer)
  • (obsolete) deceit; fraud; artifice
  • (Chaucer)

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (obsolete) To bedeck gaudily; to decorate with gauds or showy trinkets or colours; to paint.
  • Nicely gauded cheeks. — Shakespeare.

    Etymology 2

    Compare (etyl) .

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To sport or keep festival.
  • * Sir T. North
  • gauding with his familiars

    maud

    English

    Alternative forms

    * Maude

    Proper noun

    (en proper noun)
  • .
  • * 1591 William Shakespeare: The Comedy of Errors : Act III, Scene I:
  • Dromio of Ephesus . Maud , Bridget, Marian, Cicely, Gillian, Ginn!
    Dromio of Syracuse . Mome, malt-horse, capon, coxcomb, idiot, patch! - - - Dost thou conjure for wenches, that thou call'st for such a store
  • * 1855 :
  • Come into the garden, Maud', / For the black bat, night, has flown, / Come into the garden, ' Maud , / I am here at the gate alone;

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