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
1. 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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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.
19 The Tommy of tommyrot is undoubtedly the tom of tomfoolery: a euphemism for damn(ed).