Jonathon Green slang at BLUEYONDER.CO.UK
Thu Aug 16 08:47:25 UTC 2001

Has anyone encountered this term:

Rorf, v.i, to indulge in physical horseplay, to scuffle, to push and shove.
Usu. in combination "rorf around" or in context "stop rorfing around".

It was a common peice of school-age vocabulary used perhaps 30-35 years ago
by a friend of mine who was being educated in South Africa. It does not,
however, appear in Oxford's Dict. of S. African English, nor on any list of
S.Afr. slang. Nor, although the temptation to do so is there, does he
believe it to be linked either to Australia's _rort_, used in various
contexts but primarily meaning to deceive, defraud or hoax or the 19C UK
_rorty_, boisterous, rowdy; splendid.

All (any) suggestions gratefully received.

Jonathon Green

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