Definition of rort in English:


Syllabification: rort
Pronunciation: /rôrt


Australian informal
  • 1 [often with modifier] A fraudulent or dishonest act or practice: a tax rort
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    • 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.
  • 2A wild party.
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    • 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.


1930s: back-formation from rorty.

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