tom·​my·​rot ˈtä-mē-ˌrät How to pronounce tommyrot (audio)
: utter foolishness or nonsense

Examples of tommyrot in a Sentence

no genuinely intelligent and educated person would believe such tommyrot
Recent Examples on the Web Unfortunately, relishing wordplay can yield verbose tommyrot. Pat Myers, Washington Post, 23 Nov. 2022

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Word History


English dialect tommy fool + English rot

First Known Use

1884, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tommyrot was in 1884

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“Tommyrot.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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