Definition of rocker
1a : either of two curving pieces of wood or metal on which an object (such as a cradle) rocksb : any of various objects (such as a rocking chair or an infant's toy having a seat placed between side pieces) that rock on rockersc : 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
Recent Examples of rocker from the Web
Holly Hays/IndyStar The youngest son of legendary Hoosier rocker John Mellencamp was arrested and booked into the Monroe County Jail after an early Sunday incident in Bloomington.
Back for his third appearance is Mexican electro rocker Silverio, known for his showmanship and outre attire.
In Your Closet: Witchy wild woman! Get inspired by the rocker looks of Stevie Nicks in the 70s.
Joan Osborne, 33, is one of the few female rockers who go out of their way to call themselves feminists.
Over the past 50 years, the 501 and the trucker jacket have kept the same aesthetic and have been adopted by nearly every subculture—from rockers and hippies, to punks and hip-hop kids.
In recent years, Vojticek traveled to Birmingham to see acts like singer/songwriter Ingrid Michaelson and bluesy rocker Jack White perform there, at the 1,300 capacity venue Iron City and 800-capacity WorkPlay Soundstage.
Buster would stalk the baby, laying claim to his toys, his rocker, his blankets.
Chris Cornell, Natalie Merchant, Sheryl Crow, Steve Earle, Midnight Oil, the Wallflowers, and the young British throwback rockers the Strypes have played it.
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First Known Use of rocker
ROCKER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of rocker for English Language Learners
: 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 Defined for Kids
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