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

Examples of rocker in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Lavigne wasn't the only fellow female rocker Rodrigo paid tribute to during the concert. Jack Irvin,, 6 Apr. 2022 On Monday, the legendary rocker published a letter decrying the Swedish streamer for spreading false information about Covid-19 vaccines. Kate Knibbs, Wired, 27 Jan. 2022 The Poosh founder also played coy about the date of her wedding to the rocker following their headline-making practice run in Las Vegas earlier this month. Glenn Rowley, Billboard, 11 Apr. 2022 The post from the rocker and TV host comes two weeks after their son Jack traveled to Romania to help Ukrainians fleeing the country. Tomás Mier, Rolling Stone, 8 Apr. 2022 The concerts, celebrating the musical legacy of the late Cleveland rocker, are scheduled for Goodyear Theater in Akron on Saturday, May 28, and The Robins Theatre in Warren on Sunday, May 29. Cliff Pinckard, cleveland, 22 Feb. 2022 Anderson and Lee apparently reunite, with the rocker now out of jail. Erica Gonzales, ELLE, 5 Feb. 2022 Other artists who pledged to leave Spotify after Young challenged the platform to choose between the rocker and Rogan found faced similar road blocks. Washington Post, 28 Jan. 2022 Wolf's mother and Eddie's ex-wife Valerie Bertinelli also paid tribute to the late rocker Wednesday, sharing a vintage photo of him captioned with a white heart. Rachel Desantis,, 26 Jan. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of rocker

1760, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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Last Updated

11 May 2022

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“Rocker.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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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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