roosed; roosing; rooses

transitive verb

chiefly dialectal
: praise

Word History


Middle English rosen, from Old Norse hrōsa

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of roose was in the 14th century

Dictionary Entries Near roose

Cite this Entry

“Roose.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Oct. 2023.

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