tommyrot

noun
tom·​my·​rot | \ ˈtä-mē-ˌrät How to pronounce tommyrot (audio) \

Definition of tommyrot

: utter foolishness or nonsense

Examples of tommyrot in a Sentence

no genuinely intelligent and educated person would believe such tommyrot

First Known Use of tommyrot

1884, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tommyrot

English dialect tommy fool + English rot

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The first known use of tommyrot was in 1884

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“Tommyrot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tommyrot. Accessed 16 May. 2022.

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