From gadzooks + -ery.
gadzookery (countable and uncountable, plural gadzookeries)
- The use of archaism, tushery.
1957, William F. Friedman, Elizabeth S. Friedman, The Shakespearean Ciphers Examined, Reprint edition, Cambridge Univ Press, published 2011, →ISBN, page 57:
By anagramming letters and altering the order of words, he produces two quatrains, which we content merely to quote as examples of gadzookery.
2002, David Langford, The Complete Critical Assembly, Wildside Press LLC, →ISBN, page 137:
Her spare prose and dialogue give a period flavour without the dread excesses of gadzookery.
2004, Peter Hunt, International Companion Encyclopedia of Children's Literature, Routledge, →ISBN, page 421:
The cladding is often gadzookery but the story motifs […]
2009, Helen Hackett, Shakespeare and Elizabeth: The Meeting of Two Myths, Princeton Univ. Press, →ISBN, page 60:
[…] inspiring a whole genre of pseudo-Elizabethan fiction, sometimes described as "tushery" or "gadzookery."
2012, Dr. Catherine Butler, Hallie O'Donovan, quoting Geoffrey Trease, Reading History in Children's Books, Palgrave Macmillan, →ISBN, page 155:
[…] a middle course, avoiding both Gadzookery and modern colloquialism […]