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rort

[rawrt] /rɔrt/
noun, Australian.
1.
a rowdy, usually drunken party.
Origin of rort
back formation from rorty boisterous, rowdy, in earlier British slang: jolly, fine, splendid; of uncertain origin
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  • "For it's all rort an' rubbish," he declared, in his broad, soft dialect.

    The Treasure of Heaven Marie Corelli
British Dictionary definitions for rort

rort

/rɔːt/
noun
1.
a rowdy party or celebration
2.
a dishonest scheme
verb
3.
to take unfair advantage of something
Derived Forms
rorty, adjective
Word Origin
C20: back formation from rorty (in the sense: good, splendid)
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