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Definition of "rocky" [rock•y]

  • Consisting of, containing, or abounding in rock or rocks. (adjective)
  • Resembling or suggesting rock; firm or hard. (adjective)
  • Steadfast or stubborn; unyielding: her rocky heart. (adjective)
  • Marked by obstructions or difficulties: the rocky road to success. (adjective)
  • Inclined or prone to sway or totter; unsteady or shaky: a rocky shelf. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "rocky" in a sentence
  • "A new interview with the first couple reveals details on everything from their date night to what they call a rocky period in their marriage."
  • "They can grow faster than this and if you live in rocky terrain they will wear them down pretty quickly."
  • "The IRS 700XX works great in rocky situations, and its ground clearance allows it to work exceptionally well in muddy, rutted terrain or in areas where fallen trees cover the trail."