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[roo-tee, roo t-ee]
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adjective, root·i·er, root·i·est.
  1. abounding in or consisting of roots.
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Origin of rooty1

First recorded in 1475–85; root1 + -y1
Related formsroot·i·ness, noun


or root·i

[roo-tee, roo t-ee]
noun Indian English.
  1. bread.
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Origin of rooty2

First recorded in 1880–85, rooty is from the Hindi word rōṭī
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  • The only two who really ran some risk of danger were Toppy and Rooty.

    Sweethearts at Home

    S. R. Crockett

  • I'm havin' a bit of rooty (food) 'fore goin' to kip (sleep).

    The Red Horizon

    Patrick MacGill

  • And Rooty ran as hard as ever he could, without ever taking a minute to shut the cellar door.

    Sweethearts at Home

    S. R. Crockett

  • First the sod and rooty stuff, and then down around the gravelly mass below, they plied their digging tools.

    Welsh Fairy Tales

    William Elliott Griffis

  • The force of the blow, and the rude reception of the rooty antlers, seemed to take all the fight out of her.

    Johnny Bear

    E. T. Seton