rootle

verb

roo·​tle ˈrü-tᵊl How to pronounce rootle (audio)
rootled; rootling ˈrüt-liŋ How to pronounce rootle (audio)
ˈrü-tᵊl-iŋ

Word History

Etymology

frequentative of root entry 3

First Known Use

1803, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of rootle was in 1803

Dictionary Entries Near rootle

Cite this Entry

“Rootle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rootle. Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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