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.