rort

I. n
Australian
1.
a swindle, a small-time confidence trick. This term of uncertain origin, until recently used mainly by people over 40 years of age, is undergoing something of a revival in media circles.
2.
a noisy, riotous and wild party or cele-bration. In this sense the noun is proba-bly a back-formation from the adjective rorty.
See also rorter
II. vb
Australian
to cheat, manipulate or bamboozle
► 'The Federal Government is to crack down on abuse of English language courses to rort the migrant selection system following examination of an inter-departmental submission to Cabinet.' (LAW [London Australasian Weekly] magazine, 4 September 1989)

Contemporary slang . 2014.

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  • Rort — is a term used in Australia and New Zealand [http://www.stuff.co.nz/4688244a11.html] . It is commonly related to politics, or, more generally, a financial impropriety, particularly relating to a government program. The term was first recorded in… …   Wikipedia

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  • rort — A fraudulent or dishonest act or practice (a tax rort). Also used as a verb (to rort the system). Rort comes from standard English rorty meaning boisterous, jolly , and, in the late nineteenth century, coarse, of dubious propriety . The second… …   Australian idioms

  • rort — UK [rɔː(r)t] / US [rɔrt] noun [countable] Word forms rort : singular rort plural rorts Australian informal a dishonest plan or activity …   English dictionary

  • rort — I. /rɔt / (say rawt) Colloquial –noun 1. a scheme which manipulates the law or any set of regulations to gain a wrongful advantage. –verb (t) 2. to gain control over (an organisation, as a branch of a political party) especially by falsifying… …   Australian English dictionary

  • rort — /rawrt/, n. Australian. a rowdy, usually drunken party. [back formation from rorty boisterous, rowdy, in earlier Brit. slang: jolly, fine, splendid; of uncert. orig.] * * * …   Universalium

  • rort — 1. noun A scam or fraud, especially involving the misappropriation of public money or resources. 2. verb To cheat or defraud …   Wiktionary

  • Rort — 1. trick; lurk; scheme; 2. wild party; 3. perform some underhanded scheme; 4. dupe or gyp (someone); 5. steal (something); rip off: Hey, who rorted my beer? ; 6. gain control over (organisation, as a branch of a political party) especially by… …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • rort — Australian Slang 1. trick; lurk; scheme; 2. wild party; 3. perform some underhanded scheme; 4. dupe or gyp (someone); 5. steal (something); rip off: Hey, who rorted my beer? ; 6. gain control over (organisation, as a branch of a political party)… …   English dialects glossary

  • rort — [rɔ:t] informal noun 1》 Austral./NZ a fraudulent or dishonest act or practice. 2》 Austral. dated a wild party. verb Austral./NZ 1》 manipulate (a ballot or records) fraudulently. 2》 work (a system) to obtain the greatest benefit. Origin 1930s:… …   English new terms dictionary

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