Definition of rootin’-tootin’ adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌruːtɪn ˈtuːtɪn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌruːtɪn ˈtuːtɪn//
[only before noun](North American English, informal)
jump to other results
enthusiastic, cheerful and lively Word Origin late 19th cent.: reduplication of rooting in the sense ‘inquisitive’, an early dialect sense of the compound.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: rootin’-tootin’