adjective (1)
\ˈrä-kē \
rockier; rockiest

Definition of rocky 

(Entry 1 of 2)

1 : abounding in or consisting of rocks

2 : difficult to impress or affect : insensitive

3 : firmly held : steadfast


adjective (2)
rockier; rockiest

Definition of rocky (Entry 2 of 2)

2 : physically upset or mentally confused (as from drinking excessively)

3 : marked by obstacles or problems : difficult, rough a financially rocky year— Michael Murray

First Known Use of rocky

Adjective (1)

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Adjective (2)

1737, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for rocky

Adjective (1)

Middle English rokky, from rokke rock

Adjective (2)

rock entry 1

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\ˈrä-kē \
rockier; rockiest

Kids Definition of rocky

: full of or consisting of rocks a rocky shore rocky cliffs

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