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nounmass nouninformal, dated
Nonsense; rubbish.‘did you ever hear such awful tommyrot?’
prattle, chatter, twitter, babble, talk, prating, gabble, jabber, blether, ramblingView synonyms
- ‘Expect an explosion of meaningless tommyrot of an unprecedented magnitude on the red carpet.’
- ‘Any attempt by the Tories to suggest repeal of the Act ratifying the Constitution will be shouted down as xenophobic or isolationist or some other such tommyrot.’
- ‘The idea that someone can't appreciate the immigrant experience just because they happen to be a billionaire, she said, is ‘tommyrot.’’
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