Definition of Godwottery in English:

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Godwottery

Pronunciation: /ɡɒdˈwɒt(ə)ri/

noun

[mass noun] British humorous
An affected quality of archaism, excessive fussiness, and sentimentality.

Origin

1930s: from the line ‘A garden is a lovesome thing, God wot!’, in T. E. Brown's poem My Garden (1876).

Words that rhyme with Godwottery

lottery, pottery, tottery

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Line breaks: God|wot¦tery

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