rorter

Definitions

Slang

  • noun a swindler, a small-time confidence trickster or cheat. The origin of the Australian terms based on the word rort is unclear; one suggestion is that they are in fact based on ‘wrought(er)’, an archaic British term for trick(ster).
  • noun a market trader who shouts his or her wares. This category, like the lurker and the pitcher, was defined in a Channel 4 TV documentary, 28 July 1994.
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