tommyrot

tommyrot

[tom-ee-rot]
noun
nonsense; utter foolishness.

Origin:
1880–85; tommy simpleton (see tomfool) + rot


bosh, rot, rubbish, balderdash.
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tommyrot (ˈtɒmɪˌrɒt)
 
n
utter nonsense; tomfoolery

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