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n. Informal
Utter foolishness; nonsense.

[Dialectal tommy, fool (from Tommy, nickname for Thomas) + rot.]


1. utter nonsense; tomfoolery


(ˈtɒm iˌrɒt)

nonsense; utter foolishness.
[1880–85; tommy simpleton (see tomfool) + rot]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tommyrot - pretentious or silly talk or writingtommyrot - pretentious or silly talk or writing
hokum, meaninglessness, nonsense, nonsensicality, bunk - a message that seems to convey no meaning
jargon, lingo, patois, argot, vernacular, slang, cant - a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves); "they don't speak our lingo"




[ˈtɒmɪrɒt] Ntonterías fpl
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Or "nonsense": eyewash, poppycock, claptrap, drivel, gibberish, gobbledegook, rot, hogwash, flapdoodle, bosh, bunkum, hokum, bilge, balderdash, twaddle, tommyrot, rubbish, garbage, pishtosh, humbug, and fiddle-laddie.
42) The Daily News called the production "arresting and dignified," whereas the New York Journal branded it "pretentious tommyrot, aesthetic whoopla and ordinary bunk.
We landed at Salerno, a holiday with pay, The Jerries brought the band out to lead us on our way, Showed us the sights and made us tea, We all had girls and the beer was free, Dear Lady Astor, you think you know a lot, Standing on a platform and talking tommyrot, You're England's sweetheart and their pride, We think your mouth's too bloody wide, That's from your D-Day dodgers in sunny Italy.