bauble /ˈbɔːb(ə)l/


I. noun

1. a small, showy trinket or decoration

clutch bags embellished with glittering baubles.
(Brit.) a light, brightly coloured glass ball or other decoration hung on a Christmas tree

once stripped of their tinsel and baubles, most Christmas trees end up in landfill.
3. something that is superficially attractive but useless or worthless

people in quest of honours are wasting time and effort to secure baubles.
‹historical› a baton formerly used as an emblem by jesters.
– origin Middle English: from Old French baubel ‘child’s toy’, of unknown origin.

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