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See also: Roose
From Middle English rosen (“to boast”), from Old Norse hrósa (“to boast; praise”), from Proto-Germanic *hrōþsōną, from *hrōþaz, *hrōþiz (“fame; glory; praise”). Cognate with Icelandic hrósa, Danish rose, Swedish rosa.
- (Scotland, dialect) to flatter or praise.
- 1809, Hector MacNeill, Oh, Tell Me How For to Woo.:
- Ha'e na ye roosed my cheeks like the morning? Ha'e na ye roosed my cherry-red mou?
- 1870, Robert Burns, “Young Jockey”, in The Poetical Works of Robert Burns. Complete.:
- He roosed my e'en, sae bonnie blue, He roosed my waist sae genty sma' And aye my heart came to my mou' When ne'er a body heard or saw.
- 1871, “Maid Mettelil”, in The Ballad Minstrelsy of Scotland:
- For some of them ha'e roosed their hawks, And some other their hounds; And some other their ladies fair, As the roosing went the rounds.
- 1876, John Wilson & Sir John Skelton, The Comedy of the Noctes Ambrosianae, page 51:
- You will have seen how a' the newspapers roosed the skatin o' an offisher, that they said lived in the Castle.
- 1890, James Coghill, “To Her Majesty, Queen Victoria, On the Anniversary of Her Coronation, 28th June”, in Poems, Songs and Sonnets, page 52:
- I suld ha'e said ' Ye're a' that's guid,' I suld ha'e sung, ' Ye're a' that's bonnie,' I suld ha'e roosed your race an' bluid — O' a' the three I've ne'er dune ony.
- 1921, Lowry Charles Wimberly, Minstrelsy, Music, and the Dance in the English and Scottish Popular Ballads:
- They danced round and round their merry Jockie Faw, And roosed the gypsie laddie.
- (Scotland, dialect) to be proud.
- 1865, The British Poets - Volume 2, page 43:
- I'll cock my nose aboon them a' — I'm roosed by Craigengillan !
- 1874, Francis Francis, By Lake and River: an Angler's Rambles in the North of England and Scotland:
- A'm roosed — a'm roosed to deeds o' bluid, ye ken, when ye tell me a canna gaff a fusshe ! Tak aff yere coat, mon, for a'm roosed to deeds o' bluid.
- 1957, Robert Blackwood Robertson, Of sheep and men, page 164:
- Mrs. Tam, like all decent people in the village, was "real roosed."