Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A person given to idle observation of everything, with wonder or astonishment; a credulous or gossipy idler.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Badar, from where we get the word badaud, means to stand open-mouthed.

    badaud - French Word-A-Day

  • My Larousse* dictionary defines "badaud" as a "promeneur* whose curiosity is easily seduced by a spectacle" (read: the bright red FOR SALE sign weighing on our gate).

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  • My Larousse* dictionary defines "badaud" as a "promeneur* whose curiosity is easily seduced by a spectacle" read: the bright red FOR SALE sign weighing on our gate.

    badaud - French Word-A-Day

  • That man was a Parisian and a 'badaud' to the backbone, like a Gaul in the days of Caesar.

    The Complete Memoirs of Jacques Casanova

  • But if the Parisians are lounging about from morning till night, enjoying everything around them, a foreigner like myself ought to have been a greater 'badaud' than they!

    The Complete Memoirs of Jacques Casanova

  • Badar, d'où vient le mot badaud, ça veut dire rester "bouche bée."

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  • Listen to Jean-Marc's sentence: Download badaud. wav

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  • Check out this mini electric scooter. badaud, e (ba-doh, ba-dohd) noun

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  • Speaking of humor, if you, too, are looking for a good laugh (and a walking, breathing example of badaud), watch for me tomorrow at the mouth of the Hudson.

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  • Speaking of humor, if you, too, are looking for a good laugh and a walking, breathing example of badaud, watch for me tomorrow at the mouth of the Hudson.

    badaud - French Word-A-Day

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  • He wanders in search of the odd,
    As willing to mock as applaud - 
    A voice in the crowd,
    A mote in a cloud,
    The anchorless gawking badaud.

    October 5, 2014

  • Aud, go to your room.

    January 31, 2010

  • JM is getting ready to spend an evening at the Badaud Club - it's always good to catch up with his peers.

    January 31, 2010

  • n. - an idle, markedly stupid individual who believes just about anything and is a half-witted gossip.

    May 16, 2008