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gardyloo

[ gahr-dee-loo ]
/ ˌgɑr diˈlu /
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interjection
(a cry formerly used in Scotland to warn pedestrians when slops were about to be thrown from an upstairs window.)
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Origin of gardyloo

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