\ ˈrü-tē How to pronounce rooty (audio) , ˈru̇- \

Definition of rooty

: full or consisting of roots rooty soil

Examples of rooty in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That said, somebody’s going to pay for this raggedy, rooty-poot season with their job. Dallas News, "If the Joneses aren’t going to fire Mike McCarthy, then Mike Nolan has to be the Cowboys’ scapegoat," 10 Dec. 2020 Across the road from the Appalachian Trail’s parking lot, the path is well maintained and includes a variety of terrain, from rocky to rooty, much under deciduous tree cover. New York Times, "Leaf Peeping Is Not Canceled: 6 Drives and Hikes to Try This Fall," 1 Oct. 2020 The game is about winning, and Dallas is 1-3 in the raggedy rooty-poot NFC East. Dallas News, "10 truths from Cowboys' loss: Dallas making a Super Bowl run hasn’t felt this far away in years," 5 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of rooty

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Rooty.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Mar. 2021.

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