rort

[ rawrt ]
/ rɔrt /
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noun Australian.

a rowdy, usually drunken party.

Nearby words

  1. rorem,
  2. rorem, ned,
  3. rorqual,
  4. rorschach,
  5. rorschach test,
  6. rorter,
  7. rory,
  8. rory o'connor,
  9. rosa,
  10. rosa solis

Origin of rort

back formation from rorty boisterous, rowdy, in earlier British slang: jolly, fine, splendid; of uncertain origin

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British Dictionary definitions for rort

rort

/ (rɔːt) Australian informal /

noun

a rowdy party or celebration
a dishonest scheme

verb

to take unfair advantage of something
Derived Formsrorty, adjective

Word Origin for rort

C20: back formation from rorty (in the sense: good, splendid)

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