gadzookery

gadzookery

(ɡædˈzuːkərɪ)
n
(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) dialect Brit the use of archaic words or expressions, especially in historical novels
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For another thing, all that fictional pageantry and spectacle, all that wassailing and declaiming and striking of poses, all that "gadzookery," somehow just doesn't seem sufficiently serious.