gardyloo

interjection
gar·​dy·​loo | \ˌgär-dē-ˈlü \

Definition of gardyloo 

used in Edinburgh as a warning cry when it was customary to throw slops from the windows into the streets

First Known Use of gardyloo

1622, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for gardyloo

perhaps from French garde à l'eau! look out for the water!

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about gardyloo

Dictionary Entries near gardyloo

gardinol

Gardner

gardy

gardyloo

gare

garefowl

Gareth

Statistics for gardyloo

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for gardyloo

The first known use of gardyloo was in 1622

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on gardyloo

See words that rhyme with gardyloo

Comments on gardyloo

What made you want to look up gardyloo? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a private place of worship

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Difficult Vocab Quiz

  • the-education-of-achilles-eugne-delacroix
  • Which is a synonym of discomfit?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!