gardyloo

[gahr-dee-loo]

interjection

(a cry formerly used in Scotland to warn pedestrians when slops were about to be thrown from an upstairs window.)

Nearby words

  1. gardner, erle stanley,
  2. gardner, isabella stewart,
  3. gardner, john,
  4. gardner, john william,
  5. gardner-diamond syndrome,
  6. gare,
  7. gareth,
  8. garfield,
  9. garfield heights,
  10. garfield mountain

Origin of gardyloo

1760–70; Anglicized form of French gare (de) l'eau beware of the water

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