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