rort

noun
\ ˈrȯ(ə)rt\
plural -s

Definition of rort

Australia
: a fraudulent scheme : trick

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First Known Use of rort

1926, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for rort

perhaps back-formation from rorty

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