[ gad-zoo-kuh-ree ]

  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

First recorded in 1950–1955; Gadzook(s) + -ery

Words Nearby gadzookery Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023