Definition of Rootsy

1. Adjective. (colloquial) Unadorned, suggestive of earlier times. ¹



¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Rootsy

1. reminiscent of folk styles [adj ROOTSIER, ROOTSIEST]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Rootsy

rootlet
rootlet system
rootlets
rootlike
rootling
rootlings
roots
roots of olfactory tract
roots of trigeminal nerve
rootsier
rootsiest
rootstalk
rootstalks
rootstock
rootstocks
rootsy (current term)
rootwork
rootworm
rootworms
rooty
rootzone
rootzones
rooves
ropa vieja
ropable
ropalic
ropalocytosis
rope
rope's-end
rope's-ended

Literary usage of Rootsy

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Home Cooking in the Global Village: Caribbean Food from Buccaneers to by Richard R. Wilk (2006)
"While urban Belizeans once shunned local and rural foods, now anything that seems authentic, "rootsy" and even "bushy" is fashionable and popular, ..."

2. Home Cooking in the Global Village: Caribbean Food from Buccaneers to by Richard R. Wilk (2006)
"While urban Belizeans once shunned local and rural foods, now anything that seems authentic, "rootsy" and even "bushy" is fashionable and popular, ..."

3. Adventure Guide to the Florida Keys and Everglades National Park by Bruce Morris (2004)
"This pricey landmark restaurant has a rootsy Keys feel that's embellished by its setting in an old conch-style house. Of course, conch is on the menu in ..."

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