[ roo-ter, root-er ]
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  1. a person, animal, or thing that roots, as with the snout.

  2. South Midland and Southern U.S. a pig's snout.

Origin of rooter

First recorded in 1640–50; root2 + -er1

Words Nearby rooter

Other definitions for rooter (2 of 2)

[ roo-ter or, sometimes, root-er ]

  1. a person who roots for, supports, or encourages a team or contestant.

  2. a loyal and enthusiastic helper, follower, or supporter.

Origin of rooter

First recorded in 1885–90; root3 + -er1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use rooter in a sentence

  • An 11-year-old girl from India this week became the world's fastest-ever square rooter.

    The Other World Cup | Alex Bellos | June 11, 2010 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • It is a deep rooter, fine large plant and a nice, solid berry, and I have never seen any blight or rust on the plants.

  • From behind the other closed doors, the merry voices of the checker-players and rooter grew very audible.

    V. V.'s Eyes | Henry Sydnor Harrison
  • I couldn't tell you why, but there was hate of us as sailor-men in the very turn of the rooter's body as he walked the deck.

    The Last Entry | William Clark Russell
  • You are a very useful rooter up of error, Baldwin; but you leave one's soul as dry and barren and useless as sea shingle.

    Belcaro | Vernon Lee
  • When roar once again subsided into waiting suspense a strong-lunged Wayne rooter yelled, “Watch him run!”

    The Young Pitcher | Zane Grey