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rooter1

[roo-ter, roo t-er] /ˈru tər, ˈrʊt ər/
noun
1.
a person, animal, or thing that roots, as with the snout.
2.
South Midland and Southern U.S. a pig's snout.
Origin
1640-1650
1640-50; root2 + -er1

rooter2

[roo-ter or, sometimes, roo t-er] /ˈru tər or, sometimes, ˈrʊt ər/
noun
1.
a person who roots for, supports, or encourages a team or contestant.
2.
a loyal and enthusiastic helper, follower, or supporter.
Origin
1885-90; root3 + -er1
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Examples for rooter
  • One of the oldest is an oxen-drawn plow called a rooter or bull tongue plow.
  • Look closely for the red cap and long stalk of the redwood rooter mushroom.
Slang definitions & phrases for rooter

rooter

noun

A supporter or fan, esp of a team, fighter, school, etc (1890+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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