gadzookery

gadzookery

[gad-zoo-kuh-ree]
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.

Origin:
1950–1955;Gadzook(s) + -ery

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