tommyrot
noun Etymology: English dialect tommy fool + English rot Date: 1884 utter foolishness or nonsense

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  • tommyrot — 1884, from tommy in sense of a simpleton (1829), dim. of TOM (Cf. Tom) (as in TOMFOOL (Cf. tomfool)) + ROT (Cf. rot) …   Etymology dictionary

  • tommyrot — [täm′ē rät΄] n. [< the nickname Tommy, in dial. sense of “fool” (see TOMFOOL) + ROT] Slang nonsense; foolishness …   English World dictionary

  • tommyrot — /tom ee rot /, n. nonsense; utter foolishness. [1880 85; tommy simpleton (see TOMFOOL) + ROT] Syn. bosh, rot, rubbish, balderdash. * * * …   Universalium

  • tommyrot — noun nonsense, rot. 1938, , The Old Century, Faber and Faber (1967), p 154 …   Wiktionary

  • tommyrot — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun Informal Something that does not have or make sense: balderdash, blather, bunkum, claptrap, drivel, garbage, idiocy, nonsense, piffle, poppycock, rigmarole, rubbish, tomfoolery, trash, twaddle. Slang: applesauce,… …   English dictionary for students

  • tommyrot — tom|my|rot [ tami,rat ] noun uncount INFORMAL OLD FASHIONED nonsense …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • tommyrot — n. nonsense …   English contemporary dictionary

  • tommyrot — noun informal, dated nonsense …   English new terms dictionary

  • tommyrot — n 1. nonsense, falderal, gibberish, Jabberwocky; babble, babbling, babblement, Fr. bavardage; twaddle, twaddling, Both Brit. twattle, twattling; blather, blathering, drivel, driveling, drool, drooling; hocus pocus, mumbo jumbo, fiddle de dee;… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • tommyrot — UK [ˈtɒmɪˌrɒt] / US [ˈtɑmɪˌrɑt] noun [uncountable] informal old fashioned nonsense …   English dictionary

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