[roo-fer, roo f-er]


a person who makes or repairs roofs.

Nearby words

  1. roof rack,
  2. roof rat,
  3. roof-deck,
  4. roof-top,
  5. roofed,
  6. roofie,
  7. roofing,
  8. roofing nail,
  9. roofless,
  10. roofline

Origin of roofer

First recorded in 1840–50; roof + -er1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for roofer



"one who makes or repairs roofs," 1835, agent noun from roof (v.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper