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gadzookery

[gad-zoo-kuh-ree] /gædˈzu kə ri/
noun, British.
1.
the use or overuse of period-specific or archaic expressions, as in a historical novel:
Without any gadzookery and its excessive use of “forsooth,” “prithee,” etc., her first historical novel conveys a superb sense of the period.
Origin of gadzookery
1950-1955
1950-1955;Gadzook(s) + -ery
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