Tommyrot meaning

tŏmē-rŏt
Utter foolishness; nonsense.
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Nonsense; foolishness.
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1938, Siegfried Sassoon, The Old Century, Faber and Faber (1967), p 154.My brothers, on the other hand, considered that my talents were overrated. Putting it plainly, they told me that what I wrote was tommy-rot.

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Origin of tommyrot

  • Dialectal tommy fool (from Tommy) (nickname for Thomas) rot

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition