interjection gar·dy·loo \ˌgär-dē-ˈlü\

Definition of gardyloo

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

Origin and Etymology of gardyloo

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

First Known Use: 1622

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