rock and roll
- (British) IPA: /ˈɹɒk ənd ˈɹəʊl/, /ˈɹɒk ən ˈɹəʊl/; see usage note
rock and roll (uncountable)
- A genre of popular music that evolved in the 1950s from a combination of rhythm and blues and country music, characterized by electric guitars, strong rhythms, and youth-oriented lyrics.
- A style of vigorous dancing associated with this genre of music.
- An intangible feeling, philosophy, belief or allegiance relating to rock music (generally from the 1970s–1980s), and heavy metal bearing certain elements of this music, pertaining to unbridled enthusiasm, cynical regard for certain Christian and authoritarian bodies, and attitudes befitting some degree of youthful debauchery. This meaning is sometimes used as an exclamation, in describing traits of certain people, and so on.
- (Cockney rhyming slang) dole. rfclarify en
- (military, slang, US) The full automatic fire capability selection on a selective fire weapon.
- French: rock and roll, rock 'n' roll
- German: Rock ’n’ Roll
- Portuguese: rock and roll, rock
- Russian: рок-н-ро́лл
- Spanish: rocanrol
rock and roll
- (slang, euphemistic, 1920s, AAVE) To have sex.
- To play rock and roll music.
- To start, commence, begin, get moving.
- Does everyone know what car they're going in? Then let's rock and roll!
- (to have sex) bang, do it, get some; see also Thesaurus:copulate.
- (to play rock and roll music) rock
- (to start) initiate, open; see also Thesaurus:begin.