Ort vs Rort - What's the difference?

ort | rort |

As a noun ort

is place, location.

As an adjective rort is


As a verb rort is





(en noun)
  • A fragment; a scrap of leftover food; any remainder; a piece of refuse.
  • *
  • *
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • (dialectal) To turn away from with disgust; refuse.
  • Anagrams

    * ----




    (en noun)
  • (Australia, New Zealand) A scam or fraud, especially involving the misappropriation of public money or resources.
  • * 2008 , Australian House of Representatives, Parliamentary Debates (Hansard) , page 4067,
  • Not all of the projects were bad or rorts ; the majority were no doubt valuable to their communities.
  • * 2009 , Justine Vaisutis, Australia , Lonely Planet, page 81,
  • 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.
  • * 2011 , Malcolm Knox, , Fierce Focus , unnumbered page,
  • 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.


    (en verb)
  • (Australia, New Zealand, transitive) To cheat or defraud.
  • * 1992 , Victorian Legislative Assembly, Parliamentary Debates (Hansard) , page 496,
  • 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.
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2009, date=January 30 , author=Ben Packham , title=Same-sex couples accused of cheating system, work=Herald Sun citation , passage=SINGLE pensioners living together will come under scrutiny from Centrelink looking for same-sex couples rorting welfare.}}
  • * 2011 , James Morton, Susanna Lobez, Kings of Stings: The Greatest Swindles From Down Under , page 118,
  • York is then alleged to have rorted the doctor out of his share.