Gardyloo
Gardyloo Gar`dy*loo", n. [F. gare l'eau beware of the water.] An old cry in throwing water, slops, etc., from the windows in Edingburgh. --Sir. W. Scott. [1913 Webster]

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  • gardyloo — [gär΄dē lo͞o′] interj. [< Fr garde à l eau, beware (of) the water] Historical in Edinburgh, used as a warning to people below that slops were about to be thrown from a window into the street …   English World dictionary

  • gardyloo — interjection Etymology: perhaps from French garde à l eau! look out for the water! Date: 1622 used in Edinburgh as a warning cry when it was customary to throw slops from the windows into the streets …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • gardyloo — /gahr dee looh /, interj. (a cry formerly used in Scotland to warn pedestrians when slops were about to be thrown from an upstairs window.) [1760 70; Anglicized form of F gare (de) l eau beware of the water] * * * …   Universalium

  • gardyloo — warning cry Forthright s Forsoothery …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • gardyloo — gar·dy·loo …   English syllables

  • gardyloo — Either dirty water thrown out of a window, or the warning that is yelled out first …   Grandiloquent dictionary

  • gardyloo — ˌgärdiˈlü verb imperative Etymology: perhaps from French garde à l eau! attention to the water! used as a warning shout in Scotland when it was customary to throw household slops from upstairs windows …   Useful english dictionary

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