rootin'-tootin'

rootin'-tootin'

1. old-fashioned Particularly vigorous, exciting, exhilarating, or successful. Sometimes written with a comma instead of a hyphen. Come try our ziplining course today if you're looking for a rootin'-tootin' good time! The bake sale was a rootin'-tootin' success. Wow, what a rootin', tootin' party!
2. Characteristic of the stereotypes associated with cowboys or the Western genre of fiction. The historical park is filled with old-timey saloons and rootin'-tootin' cowboys. I love watching those classic rootin'-tootin' westerns from the '50s and '60s.

rooting-tooting

mod. exciting; renown; famous; illustrious. (A vague adjective of praise.) We really had a rooting-tooting time last weekend.
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Jane Got a Gun 11.25pm Film4 Gritty girl power Western, with Natalie Portman playing a rootin'-tootin' gunslinger.
Jane Got A Gun Thursday, Film4, 10.40pm Gritty girl-power western with Natalie Portman as a rootin'-tootin' gunslinger.
The picture she clearly wants to paint of herself--a rootin'-tootin' Texas gal who strides into her Syracuse seminars sporting a 10-gallon hat and a pet rattlesnake named Lyndon--seems very little less artificially constructed than the tough-guy persona of James Frey or, more recently, the crackhead-with-a-soul-of-gold version of himself Bill Clegg has sold in two successful memoirs" STEVE DONOGHUE
The first wave of CHL holders failed to live up to the warnings of rootin'-tootin' mayhem that was supposed to erupt when people were packing guns all over Texas.
It may be a cliche, but she really does light up the stage, her joyful performance as the straight-talkin', gun-totin', rootin'-tootin' Mid-Western backwoods ingenue simply a delight.
Sun awareness will get a rootin'-tootin' ' boost thanks to Virgin Holidays.
FITCHBURG -- Foot-stomping, uplifting, rootin'-tootin' dancin' fun for the whole family is coming to the Fitchburg Public Library when singer and songwriter Alastair Moock comes to town on Feb.
A guy who owns a couple of hotels is soon to open a rootin'-tootin' place for the cowhands from Lindy's."
There's a Chinese man with a Fu Manchu beard (Jay Russell), a rootin'-tootin' American cowboy (John Keating) and an Indian princess (Lauren Elise McCourt) whom Fogg saves from being burned on a funeral pyre.
But this is not a rootin'-tootin' adventure, it is a finely-crafted portrait of a complicated character with a sadistic streak and a growing sense of paranoia.
A rootin'-tootin' but ultimately doomed look at the Old West.
Well, there are a lot of folks who believe that it's not the Fourth of July without some rootin'-tootin' ropin' and ridin'.
The 19th-century American West is usually remembered as a region of rootin'-tootin' desperados brawling in a lawless land.
But Minnie and her trusty rifle saved the day: she and Ramerrez strode off into the sunset to the lyrical strains of the Seattle Symphony Orchestra, ardently conducted by Oleg Caetani, to conclude a Fanciulla that was a rootin'-tootin' good time.
Real-life rootin'-tootin' skirt-chaser Jane may love Howard Keel in the movie, but Doris Day still gets to wear those sexy, fringy cowgirl duds.