Gaud vs Yaud - What's the difference?

gaud | yaud |

As nouns the difference between gaud and yaud

is that gaud is a cheap showy trinket while yaud is (scotland|northern england) a workhorse; an old or worn-out mare.

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?



Etymology 1


(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)


    (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) .


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




    (en noun)
  • (Scotland, Northern England) A workhorse; an old or worn-out mare.
  • * 1814', '', ' 1821 , Volume 2, page 98,
  • "Nay by my faith, if you be so heavy, I will content me with the best of you, and that's the haunch and the nombles, and e'en heave up the rest on the old oak-tree yonder, and come for it with one of the yauds ."
  • * , Seeking the Houdy'', 2006 , ''The Collected Works of James Hogg: Contributions to Annuals and Gift-books , page 60,
  • "Get on, my fine yaud , get on! There is nothing uncanny there."
    Robin coaxed thus, as well to keep up his own spirits, as to encourage his mare; for the truth is, that his hair began to stand on end with affright.
  • * 1846 , Moses Aaron Richardson, The Local Historian's Table Book, of Remarkable Occurrences , page 106,
  • he threw it overboard, subjecting it to a spell, that it never should be removed save by the co-operation of "Two twin yauds'' , two twin oxen, two twin lads, and a chain forged by a ''smith of kind ."


    * (old horse) jade