Sunday, May 25, 2008

Word of the Week (May 25 - 31) gilguy

May 25-31 Word of the Week

gilguy n also gilgoy

Definition according to the Dictionary of Newfoundland English:

gilguy* n also gilgoy*. Cp SMYTH ~ 'guy for tracing up, or bearing a boom'; O Sup2 2 naval slang 'thingummy' (1886-). Gaudy trinket; showy attire; cp gewgaw.

C 70-21 Should see a woman loaded down with jewellery, several rings, brooches, bangles—in other words wearing far more ornamentation than good taste demanded—they would say she was wearing a lot of gilgoys.

C 71-121 ~ something purchased or something treasured that is of no possible value. Often applied to decoration and ornaments.

C 75-19 Of one wearing good clothes: 'He is all gilguys.'

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