Did you by any chance mean tort?
- Probably a back-formation from rorty ("boisterous or rowdy, saucy, dissipated, or risqué"). Originally slang but now in common usage. (Wiktionary)
“The other one I think is a rort is the $6.60 ringtones they advertise on Video Hits.”
“Are you suggesting that HC used public funds to buy these houses - ie some kind of rort?”
“I never heard "rort" til I went to live in Sydney for a couple of years.”
“Greens climate change spokeswoman Senator Christine Milne said the land-use push appeared to be a repeat of a land-clearing "rort" won by Australia in the 1997 Kyoto Protocol.”
“It is exhilarating and I can see how some teams that lack moral clarity and have a weakness of leadership can take this sense of empowerment and use it as an excuse to bash women, rort the salary cap and generally act like dicks etc.”
““Squatters have taken over a house at the centre of rort revelations, Karla Adam reports from London””
“The sharks of any rort are left to cruise as they are considered “too hard”.”
“Eating out in South-East Asia sounds ridiculously cheap to Australians; making mobile phone calls in Africa appears to be a total rip-off; your cheap US meal is a rort once you tip the surly wait staff.”
“Zimbabwe Speaker, was trounced in the first Parliamentary elections and that was despite his best efforts to rort the count and his best efforts to intimidate, harass and oppress the people of Zimbabwe.”
“And now we've seen him in a second round try and rort a poll by violence and oppression.”
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