Gaud vs Maud - What's the difference?
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?
a cheap showy trinket
* 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
- an idle gaud
(obsolete) deceit; fraud; artifice
(obsolete) To bedeck gaudily; to decorate with gauds or showy trinkets or colours; to paint.
- Nicely gauded cheeks. — Shakespeare.
Compare (etyl) .
To sport or keep festival.
* Sir T. North
- gauding with his familiars
(en proper noun
* 1591 William Shakespeare: The Comedy of Errors : Act III, Scene I:
- Dromio of Ephesus . Maud , Bridget, Marian, Cicely, Gillian, Ginn!
* 1855 :
- Dromio of Syracuse . Mome, malt-horse, capon, coxcomb, idiot, patch! - - - Dost thou conjure for wenches, that thou call'st for such a store
- Come into the garden, Maud', / For the black bat, night, has flown, / Come into the garden, ' Maud , / I am here at the gate alone;