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]
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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

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tommyrot

[ˈtɒmɪrɒt] Ntonterías fpl
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I've never heard such tommyrot in quite a long working life.
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.