rocker

noun
rock·​er | \ ˈrä-kər How to pronounce rocker (audio) \

Definition of rocker

1a : either of two curving pieces of wood or metal on which an object (such as a cradle) rocks
b : any of various objects (such as a rocking chair or an infant's toy having a seat placed between side pieces) that rock on rockers
c : any of various objects in the form of a rocker or with parts resembling a rocker (such as a skate with a curved blade)
d(1) : any of the curved stripes at the lower part of a chevron worn by a noncommissioned officer above the rank of sergeant
(2) : the curved stripe at the upper part of a chevron worn by a chief petty officer
2 : any of various devices that work with a rocking motion
3 : a rock performer, song, or enthusiast
off one's rocker
: in a state marked by extreme confusion or mental unsoundness … he felt dizzy, slightly off his rocker at this extraordinary assailment of his senses.— Bernard Malamud

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In the clip, the mom-to-be showed off the white, navy and beige-colored room, which included a changing table/dresser, a recliner, a crib, a mini table with chairs and an adorable hippo rocker. Joelle Goldstein, PEOPLE.com, "Pregnant Christina Anstead Shows Off Her 'Boho' Baby Nursery Ahead of Welcoming Her Third Child," 16 July 2019 Apparently, Rod Stewart wasn't the only guest to have turned up for a cup draw whilst being completely off his rocker. SI.com, "Morrisons, Donald Trump & a Boozy Rod Stewart: 8 of the Strangest Cup Draws of All Time," 21 June 2019 This level of commitment, along with the group’s recent arrest record, impressed the Bay Area rockers in San Francisco when the group first performed there. Tom Maxwell, Longreads, "Remembering Roky Erickson," 7 June 2019 July brings kindie rockers the Pop Ups and Lolly & YoYo. Lauren Mccutcheon, https://www.inquirer.com, "Family fun in Philadelphia: Dinosaurs on the Parkway, zipline at the zoo, JoJo Siwa, Apollo 11 festivities, Cirque," 5 June 2019 With a rocker-chic aesthetic, her clothes feature lots of embellishments, including ruffles, sparkles, and fringe, and have been worn by some of today’s biggest musicians, including Lizzo and Lorde. Teen Vogue, "Designer Kelsey Randall Has Launched a Line of Made-to-Order Baby Doll Dresses," 29 May 2019 Grandmas Grab your rockers and your best robe because there's nothing funnier than dressing up like a grandma for Halloween. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, "25 Couples Halloween Costume Ideas Perfect for You and Bae," 16 Oct. 2017 Cooper has tipped his big top hat at his sociopathic precursors, covering the menacing leather-glove-wielding garage rockers the Music Machine back in the ‘80s. John Adamian, courant.com, "Shock-rock original Alice Cooper to play Foxwoods," 28 June 2019 In her 60s and 70s, Bernhardt performed in arenas, music halls, and circus tents, drawing the same kinds of loyal fans that aging rockers like the Rolling Stones and Bruce Springsteen do today. Sharon Marcus, Vox, "The first modern celebrity was born 175 years ago," 26 June 2019

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First Known Use of rocker

1760, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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rocker

noun

English Language Learners Definition of rocker

: a curved piece of wood or metal on which an object (such as a cradle or chair) moves back and forth or from side to side
: someone who plays or performs rock music
: someone who enjoys listening to rock music

rocker

noun
rock·​er | \ ˈrä-kər How to pronounce rocker (audio) \

Kids Definition of rocker

2 : a curving piece of wood or metal on which an object (as a cradle or rocking chair) rocks

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