noun Date: 1955 British the use of archaisms (as in a historical novel)

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • gadzookery — n. (British) use of archaisms (in literature) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Forthright's Forsoothery — Zounds! Whosoever shall gaze hither may find a trove of long lost words and betimes cry, Heyday! or Gramercy! No, seriously, though: This word list exemplifies forsoothery (sometimes also known as gadzookery ): archaic terms, especially as used… …   Phrontistery dictionary

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