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Tosser origin?

Posted by Gary on October 27, 2003

In Reply to: Tosser origin? posted by Word Camel on October 27, 2003

: A tosser in the UK is a bit of a jerk or an idiot. Any idea who or what is being tossed? Could it be rhyming slang?

Slang certainly but not rhyming. I can't think of a delicate way of saying that in the UK male masturbation is known as tossing off.