verb (used with object)
- moose river,
- moosehead lake,
- moot court,
- moot hall,
- moot point,
- mop up
Origin of moot1
Examples from the Web for mooter
Poliolioli contests that it was the 17th, but this, I venture to say, is even a "mooter" point than the other.Terribly Intimate Portraits|Nol Coward
Word Origin for moot
"assembly of freemen," mid-12c., from Old English gemot "meeting" (especially of freemen, to discuss community affairs or mete justice), "society, assembly, council," from Proto-Germanic *ga-motan (cf. Old Low Frankish muot "encounter," Middle Dutch moet, Middle High German muoz), from collective prefix *ga- + *motan (see meet (v.)).
"debatable; not worth considering" from moot case, earlier simply moot (n.) "discussion of a hypothetical law case" (1530s), in law student jargon. The reference is to students gathering to test their skills in mock cases.
"to debate," Old English motian "to meet, talk, discuss," from mot (see moot (n.)). Related: Mooted; mooting.