gadzookery

[ gad-zoo-kuh-ree ]
/ gædˈzu kə ri /

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.

Nearby words

  1. gadsbodikins,
  2. gadsden,
  3. gadsden purchase,
  4. gadsden, james,
  5. gadwall,
  6. gadzooks,
  7. gae,
  8. gaea,
  9. gaekwar,
  10. gael

Origin of gadzookery

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

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