rock hound


Definition of rock hound

1 : a specialist in geology
2 : an amateur rock and mineral collector

Other Words from rock hound

rockhounding \ ˈräk-​ˌhau̇n-​diŋ How to pronounce rock hound (audio) \ noun

Examples of rock hound in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As a full-time rock hound for more than a decade, Major has seen the culture go through something of a crystal craze. New York Times, 31 Aug. 2021 Join other rock hounds and see earth science on display at the Washington County Fair Park & Convention Center March 14-15. Elaine Rewolinski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 8 Mar. 2020 Different stories Gutierrez’s acquaintances describe him as a loyal friend, a ladies man, a rock hound, a smart businessman, generous to a fault. Zeke Maccormack, San Antonio Express-News, 26 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of rock hound

1915, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Rock hound.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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