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Sep 1, 2004
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tommyrot

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tommyrot (TOM-ee-rot) noun

Nonsense; foolishness.

[From English dialectal tommy (fool), shortening of Thomas + English rot.]

See more usage examples of tommyrot in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

"Name Game
In this age of loony leaders
And blatant tommyrot,
Do you feel you can distinguish
Hussein and who is not?"
Erik Barnouw; Pepper...and Salt; The Wall Street Journal (New York); Mar 7, 1991.

"Burnham is frankly cynical about the public enquiry. 'That's a lot of tommyrot,' he says, with a broad, crafty smile."
Peter Popham; Terminal Damage; Independent (London, UK); May 4, 1996.

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