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.

Nearby words

  1. rootball,
  2. rootcap,
  3. rooted,
  4. rooted to the spot,
  5. rootedly,
  6. rooter skunk,
  7. roothold,
  8. rooti,
  9. rooting compound,
  10. rooting reflex

Origin of rooter

1
First recorded in 1640–50; root2 + -er1

rooter

2
[ 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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