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routh

[rooth, routh]
noun Scot. and North England.
  1. abundance; plenty.
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Origin of routh

First recorded in 1710–20; origin uncertain
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Examples from the Web for routh

Historical Examples

  • He that has routh o' butter may butter his bread on baith sides.

    The Proverbs of Scotland

    Alexander Hislop

  • This threat seemed to produce its effect, and even Routh obeyed.

    The Missing Ship

    W. H. G. Kingston

  • Jimmy understood that the game lay between Routh and Segouin.

    Dubliners

    James Joyce

  • Jean made the pack of the coming father as routh as a magic cave.

  • They overtook the Routh party at the beginning of the mountain-path.


British Dictionary definitions for routh

routh

rowth

Scot
noun
  1. abundance
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adjective
  1. abundant; plentiful
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Word Origin

C18: of uncertain origin
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