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Origin and Meaning of Garish

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
adjective Gar"ish
  1. Showy; dazzling; ostentatious; attracting or exciting attention."The garishsun.""A garishflag."Shak." In . . . garishcolors."Asham." The garishday."J. H. Newman." Garish like the laughters of drunkenness." [Jer. Taylor.]
  2. Gay to extravagance; flighty."It makes the mind loose and garish." [South.]

Etymology: Cf. OE. gauren to stare; of uncertain origin. Cf. gairish

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  1. Tastelessly showy ("garish colors")

Perhaps from Old Norse gaurr (“rough fellow”).

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Fun Facts about the name Garish

  • When was the first name Garish first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Garish is Thursday, September 28th, 1911.
  • How unique is the name Garish? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Garish. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Garish: Your name in reverse order is Hsirag. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Rishag. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Garish born Jun 27, 2017

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Southern Japan approximately on 1125. Your profession was digger and undertaker.

You were a person with huge energy, good in planning and supervising. If you were just a garbage-man, you were chief garbage-man. You are bound to learn to understand other people and to meet all life difficulties with joyful heart. You should help others, bringing them spirit of joy.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.