tommyrot

[tom-ee-rot]

noun

nonsense; utter foolishness.

Origin of tommyrot

1880–85; tommy simpleton (see tomfool) + rot

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tommyrot

noun

utter nonsense; tomfoolery
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Word Origin and History for tommyrot

1884, from tommy in sense of "a simpleton" (1829), diminutive of Tom (as in tomfool) + rot.

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