Definition of rootin'-tootin' in English:


Syllabification: root·in'-toot·in'
Pronunciation: /ˌro͞otnˈto͞otn


informal , chiefly North American
Brashly or boisterously enthusiastic: their rootin‘-tootin’ summer adventures
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  • This rootin'-tootin' Texan seems like a regular Joe.
  • This time, they have real rootin'-tootin' experts saying so on the record.


late 19th century: reduplication of rooting in the sense 'inquisitive', an early dialect sense of the compound.

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