[ rooth, routh ]

nounScot. and North England.
  1. abundance; plenty.

Origin of routh

First recorded in 1710–20; origin uncertain

Words Nearby routh Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use routh in a sentence

  • Mrs. Reginald routh presumed upon her intimacy with the musician so far as to invite Norah to stay with her.

    At The Relton Arms | Evelyn Sharp
  • He took his degree at Cambridge in 1854, though only with the rank of second wrangler, routh being senior.

    Makers of Electricity | Brother Potamian
  • routh, on this, took the opportunity of slipping down on deck and joining his companions.

    The Missing Ship | W. H. G. Kingston
  • "Earlier than you'll be ready," said Frank Scherman's sister, one of the "routh" girls also.

  • At Outledge this party was the large and merry schoolgirl company with Madam routh.

British Dictionary definitions for routh


  1. abundance

  1. abundant; plentiful

Origin of routh

C18: of uncertain origin

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