Word of the Day

Word of the Day: Gimcrack
 
Pronunciation: /JIM-krak/
 
Definition: (noun, adj)
 
1) a showy object of little use or value : gewgaw
2) a cheap and showy ornament; a knickknack.
3) flimsy or poorly made but deceptively attractive.
 
Etymology: Middle English gibecrake, of unknown origin. Originally a noun, the term denoted some kind of inlaid work in wood, later a fanciful notion or mechanical contrivance, hence a knickknack.

Word of the Day

Word of the Day: Skeuomorph
 
Definition: (n)
 
1) an object or feature that imitates the design of a similar artifact made from another mater
 
2) an element of a graphical user interface that mimics a physical object