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gardyloo

[gahr-dee-loo] /ˌgɑr diˈlu/
interjection
1.
(a cry formerly used in Scotland to warn pedestrians when slops were about to be thrown from an upstairs window.)
Origin of gardyloo
1760-1770
1760-70; Anglicized form of French gare (de) l'eau beware of the water
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