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tommyrot

[tom-ee-rot] /ˈtɒm iˌrɒt/
noun
1.
nonsense; utter foolishness.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; tommy simpleton (see tomfool) + rot
Synonyms
bosh, rot, rubbish, balderdash.
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British Dictionary definitions for tommyrot

tommyrot

/ˈtɒmɪˌrɒt/
noun
1.
utter nonsense; tomfoolery
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Word Origin and History for tommyrot

1884, from tommy in sense of "a simpleton" (1829), diminutive of Tom (as in tomfool) + rot.

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Slang definitions & phrases for tommyrot

tommyrot

noun

Nonsense; balderdash; baloney, bullshit

[1884+; origin unknown; perhaps fr British tommy, ''goods, esp food, supplied to workers in lieu of wages'']


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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