rocky
Pronunciation
  • (Australia) IPA: [ˈɹʷɔkiː]
  • (British) enPR: rŏk'i, IPA: /ˈɹɒki/, [ˈɹʷɒkiː]
  • (America) IPA: [ˈɹʷɒki]
Adjective

rocky (comparative rockier, superlative rockiest)

  1. Unstable; easily rocked.
    The table was rocky, so we put a book under one leg.
  2. In the style of rock music.
    His new album is quite rocky.
  3. (figuratively) Troubled; or difficult; in danger or distress.
    Their relationship had weathered some rocky times, but they loved each other.
Translations Translations Adjective

rocky (comparative rockier, superlative rockiest)

  1. Full of, or abounding in, rocks; consisting of rocks.
    a rocky mountain
    a rocky shore
  2. Like a rock.
    ''the rocky orb of a shield
  3. (figuratively) Not easily impressed or affected; hard; unfeeling; obdurate
Translations
Rocky
Proper noun
  1. A male given name, pet form of Rocco and Roch.
    • 1995, Patricia Cornwell, From Potter′s Field, Berkeley Books 2005, ISBN 0425204693, page 82:
      ‘I didn′t know your son′s name was Rocky,’ I quietly said as we started walking again.
      ‘It's really Richard. When he was a kid we called him Ricky, which somehow turned into Rocky. Some people call him Rocco. He gets called a lot of things.’
  2. Rocky Balboa, a fictional boxer played by Sylvester Stallone in a series of films.
  3. The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
  4. (informal, Australia) The regional city of Rockhampton, Queensland.
    • 2005, Tim Uden, Australia: The Backpackers Ultimate Guide, 3rd edition, [http://books.google.com.au/books?id=SC4OXgU6FewC&pg=PA178&lpg=PA178&dq=%22rocky%22+rockhampton+-intitle:%22rocky%22+-inauthor:%22%22&source=bl&ots=O3l6WPEEC6&sig=Sbi9WGeU6epguNihlJs2SAhUAOo&hl=en&sa=X&ei=1k4RUN_JHNChiAe1rIDwAw&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q=%22rocky%22%20rockhampton%20-intitle%3A%22rocky%22%20-inauthor%3A%22%22&f=false page 178],
      Rocky is the major city on the central Queensland coast and likes to call itself the beef capital of Australia.
    • 2008, Alan Murphy, Justin Flynn, Olivia Pozzan, Paul Harding, Queensland & the Great Barrier Reef, Lonely Planet, [http://books.google.com.au/books?id=Ge2pY-YAZxsC&pg=PA234&lpg=PA234&dq=%22rocky%22+queensland+-intitle:%22rocky%22+-inauthor:%22%22&source=bl&ots=JZW6Amlmn6&sig=N8Cgw1wkO7xcdRxSh42q_3esSWw&hl=en&sa=X&ei=NUkRUN37I6myiQfppoDIAw&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q=%22rocky%22%20queensland%20-intitle%3A%22rocky%22%20-inauthor%3A%22%22&f=false page 234],
      Rocky has a smattering of attractions but is best seen as the gateway to the coastal gems of Yeppoon and Great Keppel Island.
  5. A town in Oklahoma.



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