tommyrot


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tom·my·rot

 (tŏm′ē-rŏt′)
n. Informal
Utter foolishness; nonsense.

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

tommyrot

(ˈtɒmɪˌrɒt)
n
utter nonsense; tomfoolery

tom•my•rot

(ˈtɒm iˌrɒt)

n.
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"

tommyrot

noun
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tommyrot

[ˈtɒmɪrɒt] Ntonterías fpl
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Nonsense" gives many forms of denial: rubbish, gibberish, claptrap, balderdash, hogwash, rot, garbage, jive, tripe, drivel, bilge, bull, guff, bosh, BS, eyewash, piffle, poppycock, phooey, hooey, malarkey, hokum, twaddle, gobbledygook, codswallop, flapdoodle, hot air, tommyrot, bullshit, crap.
I hope the police don't even take cognisance of such tommyrot.
He notes that in 1948 one author of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights called that elaborate code "something like the Christian morality without the tommyrot," which deftly sums up a modern attitude toward the efforts across two millennia to comprehend the cosmos, our place in it, the meaning of our lives, and the knowledge those lives will end.