A fragment; a scrap of leftover food; any remainder; a piece of refuse.
(dialectal) To turn away from with disgust; refuse.
(Australia, New Zealand) A scam or fraud, especially involving the misappropriation of public money or resources.
* 2008 , Australian House of Representatives, Parliamentary Debates (Hansard) ,
* 2009 , Justine Vaisutis, Australia , Lonely Planet,
- Not all of the projects were bad or rorts ; the majority were no doubt valuable to their communities.
* 2011 , Malcolm Knox, , Fierce Focus ,
- It?s one of the great rorts in Australia that for overstaying your welcome (even by five minutes) in a space that may cost only a few dollars to park in, local councils are prepared to fine you anywhere from $50 to $120.
- The rort was that South Australia and Western Australia, who controlled their grounds, were allowed to double-dip. In Perth, for instance, the WACA sold season tickets, which they marketed in the form of memberships, to everything at the ground, including football. They had a huge membership and were rolling in money, but because they?d sold their tickets in memberships, they declared a loss on the cricket Test match. At the end of the season, though, they?d get the same twofourteenths(sic) of Pool Two as Queensland.
(Australia, New Zealand, transitive) To cheat or defraud.
* 1992 , Victorian Legislative Assembly, Parliamentary Debates (Hansard) ,
- He wants to change the system for the benefit of all and wants to stop the incredible rorting that has occurred within the prisons system.
, year=2009, date=January 30
, author=Ben Packham
, title=Same-sex couples accused of cheating system, work=Herald Sun
, passage=SINGLE pensioners living together will come under scrutiny from Centrelink looking for same-sex couples rorting
* 2011 , James Morton, Susanna Lobez, Kings of Stings: The Greatest Swindles From Down Under ,
- York is then alleged to have rorted the doctor out of his share.