Lizet Elaine (simplyn2deep) wrote in 1_million_words,
Lizet Elaine
simplyn2deep
1_million_words

Word of the Day 05/04/16 Gimcrack

Gimcrack (noun, adjective)
gimcrack [jim-krak]


noun
1. a showy, useless trifle; gewgaw.

adjective
2. showy but useless.

Synonyms
1. bauble, knickknack, trinket, ornament.

See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com

Origin: 1325-75 for earlier sense; Middle English gib (e) crake; compare Middle English gibben to waver (< Old French giber to shake)

Now YOU come up with a sentence (or fic? or graphic?) that best illustrates the word.
Tags: daily: word of the day
Subscribe

  • Not my best Saturday...

    we had lots of errands to do and some stuff to tidy up...but I got in 3k to finish out the month. not sure who's taking us into August...but good…

  • Daily Count Assignments 1 to 7

    Well hello and happy August to you! simplyn2deep is taking some time off to heal up, so healthy healing thoughts her way, and then…

  • Daily count challenge to agdhani

    Well, I had a very productive evening. Unfortunately, I'm not putting the "count" in the daily count challenge because I'm not sure how many words I…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your IP address will be recorded 

  • 0 comments