gardyloo

interjection
gar·​dy·​loo | \ ˌgär-dē-ˈlü How to pronounce gardyloo (audio) \

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!

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“Gardyloo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gardyloo. Accessed 28 Jan. 2022.

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