Definition of rort in English:

rort

Syllabification: rort
Pronunciation: /rôrt
 
/

noun

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

Origin

1930s: back-formation from rorty.

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