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Tommyrot   Listen

Pretentious or silly talk or writing.  Synonyms: baloney, bilgewater, boloney, bosh, drool, humbug, taradiddle, tarradiddle, tosh, twaddle.

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"Tommyrot" Quotes from Famous Books

... comes Aunt Rachel! Wonder what she wants now? Last time it was—no, it wasn't—that was the time when Jimmie Upson and his wife were here. How scandalized Aunt Rachel looked! Said I'd ruin my husband, and a lot of such tommyrot. As though Jimmie and I couldn't afford a spread now and then! I didn't, and I won't, tell Aunt Rachel that it was a special party and a special occasion. Of course, I know Jimmie isn't a millionaire, but—it's none of Aunt Rachel's ...
— American Cookery - November, 1921 • Various

... high repute among the vulgar and among those whose chief delight is to make the vulgar gape in awe. He therefore had no science, that is, no knowledge—outside his profession—but only what is called learning, though tommyrot would be a fitter name for it. He had only the most meager acquaintance with that great fundamental of a sound and sane education, embryology. He knew nothing of what science had already done to destroy all the still current ...
— The Grain Of Dust - A Novel • David Graham Phillips

Words linked to "Tommyrot" :   jargon, hokum, patois, bunk, slang, vernacular, nonsensicality, lingo, nonsense, argot, meaninglessness, cant

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