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gadzookery

[ gad-zoo-kuh-ree ]
/ gædˈzu kə ri /
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noun British.
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.
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Origin of gadzookery

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

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