- 1Australian /NZ A fraudulent or dishonest act or practice: a tax rortMore example sentences
- What MPs have done is legislate a tax rort for themselves.
- Today I've decided to take a look at some of these rip-offs and rorts, and to invite readers to submit their own observations and opinions by way of the forums.
- They see political entitlements with too many rorts and too much feather-bedding.
- 2Australian • dated A wild party.More example sentences
- They seem to be able to find money to waste on rorts and subsidising big business but yet we still have waiting lists in hospitals.
verb[no object] Australian /NZ Back to top
- 1Engage in sharp practice.More example sentences
- This was a club that cheated and rorted over a period of years and they deserved everything they got and, arguably, quite some more.
- I am not entirely sure that politicians, as a class, are any worse than ever they were, but what is clear is that the opportunities they now have to rort are greater than ever they were.
- 1.1 [with object] Manipulate (a ballot or records) fraudulently; rig.More example sentences
- He was disgraced three years ago for rorting the party books and only escaped prison on, as the PM would say, ‘a technicality‘.
- 1.2 [with object] Work (a system) to obtain the greatest benefit while remaining within the letter of the law.More example sentences
- Senior politicians, rorting the system with inflated travel claims.
- If you do nothing productive you are a bludger, get something positive together then we are accused of rorting the system.
- He and his friends, family and mentors rorted the system.
1930s: back-formation from rorty.
More definitions of rortDefinition of rort in:
- The US English dictionary