root·​sy | \ ˈrüt-sē How to pronounce rootsy (audio) , ˈru̇t- \
rootsier; rootsiest

Definition of rootsy

: of, relating to, being, or resembling roots music or roots rock It's not that their music is so different from most of the upbeat, rootsy alternative pop that was kicking around back in the mid-'90s.Mountain Xpress, 4 Mar. 2003

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1962, in the meaning defined above

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“Rootsy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Aug. 2020.

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