- literary the use of affectedly archaic language in novels, etc
coined by Robert Louis Stevenson, from tush 1 + -ery
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Examples from the Web for tushery
It is not, as you might assume, a costume novel of eighteenth-century tushery.
“Tushery” had been a name in use between Stevenson and Mr. Henley for romances of the Ivanhoe type.
I have had to leave Fontainebleau, when three hours would finish it, and go full-tilt at tushery for a while.