GAUD'Y, a. Showy; splendid; gay.

A goldfinch there I saw, with gaudy pride

Of painted plumes--

1. Ostentatiously fine; gay beyond the simplicity of nature or good taste.

Costly thy habit as thy purse can buy,

But not express'd in fancy; rich, not gaudy.

GAUD'Y, n. A feast or festival; a word in the university.