rooter

1
[ roo-ter, roo t-er ]
/ ˈru tər, ˈrʊt ər /

noun

a person, animal, or thing that roots, as with the snout.
South Midland and Southern U.S. a pig's snout.

Origin of rooter

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First recorded in 1640–50; root2 + -er1

Definition for rooter (2 of 2)

rooter

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[ roo-ter or, sometimes, roo t-er ]
/ ˈru tər or, sometimes, ˈrʊt ər /

noun

a person who roots for, supports, or encourages a team or contestant.
a loyal and enthusiastic helper, follower, or supporter.

Origin of rooter

2
First recorded in 1885–90; root3 + -er1
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