[rooz; Scot. also rœz]Chiefly Scot.

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

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

Word Origin and History for roosing



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.

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