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Thursday, March 29, 2018

Definitions for gadzookery

  1. British. the use or overuse of period-specific or archaic expressions, as in a historical novel.

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Citations for gadzookery
The language is convincing, and free of the gadzookery of Elizabethan pastiche. Charles Nicholl, "Exiting the Stage," New York Times, January 25, 2013
Several other stories and verses that they jointly contributed to magazines are historical and melodramatic in tone, larded with archaic oaths and exclamations and general gadzookery. Julia Briggs, A Woman of Passion: The Life of E. Nesbit, 1987
Origin of gadzookery
Gadzookery was first recorded in 1950–1955.