[ rawrt ]
/ rɔrt /
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a rowdy, usually drunken party.
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Let’s start with some etymology: What are the origins of the typographical word “bracket”?
First appeared around 1750, and is related to the French word “braguette” for the name of codpiece armor.
First appeared in 1610, based on the French word “baguette” for the long loaf of bread.
First appeared in 1555, and is related to the French word “raquette” for a netted bat.TAKE THE QUIZ TO FIND OUT
Origin of rort
Back formation from rorty boisterous, rowdy, in earlier British slang: jolly, fine, splendid; of uncertain origin
Words nearby rort
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Example sentences from the Web for rort
"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
/ (rɔːt) Australian informal /
a rowdy party or celebration
a dishonest scheme
to take unfair advantage of something
Derived forms of rortrorty, adjective
Word Origin for rort
C20: back formation from rorty (in the sense: good, splendid)
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