[ rooz; Scot. also rœz ]
/ ruz; Scot. also rœz /
Chiefly Scot.

verb (used with or without object), roosed, roos·ing, noun

Nearby words

  1. rooming-in,
  2. roommate,
  3. roomy,
  4. rooney,
  5. roorback,
  6. roosevelt,
  7. roosevelt corollary,
  8. roosevelt dam,
  9. roosevelt island,
  10. roosevelt's court packing plan

Origin of roose

1150–1200; Middle English rosen < Old Norse hrōsa to praise Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for roose



c.1200, "to boast;" c.1300, "to praise," Scottish dialect, from Old Norse hrosa "to boast of, to praise." Related: Roosed; roosing. Also as a noun from c.1200.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper