root·​sy ˈrüt-sē How to pronounce rootsy (audio)
rootsier; rootsiest
: 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

Word History

First Known Use

1962, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of rootsy was in 1962

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“Rootsy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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