grassroots

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adjective grass·roots \ˈgras-ˌrüts, -ˌru̇ts\
variants: or less commonly

grassroot

play \ˈgras-ˌrüt, -ˌru̇t\

Definition of grassroots

  1. 1 :  basic, fundamental the grassroots factor in deciding to buy a house

  2. 2 :  being, originating, or operating in or at the grass roots a grassroots organization grassroots political support

  3. 3 :  not adapted from or added to an existing facility or operation :  totally new a grassroots refinery

Origin and Etymology of grassroots

see 1grass


First Known Use: 1907



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