Etymology 1Edit

From rock ‎(to move back and forth) +‎ -y.


rocky ‎(comparative rockier or more rocky, superlative rockiest or most rocky)

  1. Unstable; easily rocked.
    The table was rocky, so we put a book under one leg.
  2. In the style of rock and roll 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.
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Etymology 2Edit

From rock ‎(stone) +‎ -y.


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; as, a rocky bosom.
Derived termsEdit
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