Brashly or boisterously enthusiastic.‘their rootin'-tootin' summer adventures’
- ‘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.
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.