rort


rort
A fraudulent or dishonest act or practice (a tax rort). Also used as a verb (to rort the system). Rort comes from standard English rorty meaning 'boisterous, jolly', and, in the late nineteenth century, 'coarse, of dubious propriety'. The second sense of rorty disappeared, but has been retained in the Australian rort. First recorded 1919.

Australian idioms. 2014.

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  • rort — I. n Australian 1. a swindle, a small time confidence trick. This term of uncertain origin, until recently used mainly by people over 40 years of age, is undergoing something of a revival in media circles. 2. a noisy, riotous and wild party or… …   Contemporary slang

  • rort — I. /rɔt / (say rawt) Colloquial –noun 1. a scheme which manipulates the law or any set of regulations to gain a wrongful advantage. –verb (t) 2. to gain control over (an organisation, as a branch of a political party) especially by falsifying… …   Australian English dictionary

  • rort — /rawrt/, n. Australian. a rowdy, usually drunken party. [back formation from rorty boisterous, rowdy, in earlier Brit. slang: jolly, fine, splendid; of uncert. orig.] * * * …   Universalium

  • rort — 1. noun A scam or fraud, especially involving the misappropriation of public money or resources. 2. verb To cheat or defraud …   Wiktionary

  • Rort — 1. trick; lurk; scheme; 2. wild party; 3. perform some underhanded scheme; 4. dupe or gyp (someone); 5. steal (something); rip off: Hey, who rorted my beer? ; 6. gain control over (organisation, as a branch of a political party) especially by… …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • rort — Australian Slang 1. trick; lurk; scheme; 2. wild party; 3. perform some underhanded scheme; 4. dupe or gyp (someone); 5. steal (something); rip off: Hey, who rorted my beer? ; 6. gain control over (organisation, as a branch of a political party)… …   English dialects glossary

  • rort — [rɔ:t] informal noun 1》 Austral./NZ a fraudulent or dishonest act or practice. 2》 Austral. dated a wild party. verb Austral./NZ 1》 manipulate (a ballot or records) fraudulently. 2》 work (a system) to obtain the greatest benefit. Origin 1930s:… …   English new terms dictionary


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