Definition of rocker in English:


Syllabification: rock·er
Pronunciation: /ˈräkər


  • 1A person who performs, dances to, or enjoys rock music, especially of a particular type: a punk rocker
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    • The photogenic New Wave mannequins and hair metal rockers that the channel enjoyed such success with in the '80s were being replaced by grunge and alternative artists.
    • He kicked the jack-of-all-trades route to the curb, got himself a band, and made a quick metamorphosis into a brash rocker.
    • About the closest I could relate to it was my teenage days as a Goth rocker, when my girlfriend used to put some white face on me to take away my tan, and we wore all black.
  • 1.1A rock song.
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    • The soundtrack disc includes vintage rockers by Sweet and Girlschool and new songs by Creeper, a band fronted by the one and only Dean.
    • The overall pace is so even you scarcely notice when the odd rocker slips by, creating a slightly flatter feel than the songs deserve.
  • 2A thing that rocks, in particular.
  • 2.1A rocking chair.
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    • As far as I know, ‘Auntie ‘did nothing all day but sit in a rocker and crochet multi-colored shawls and comforters and stuff like that.’
    • Next to the photo was a smaller model of the Halston rocker, a kind of splayed chair with a narrow back that looked terribly uncomfortable.
    • Pull your rocker onto the back porch, or spread your blanket on the roof, turn on the fan and enjoy the quiet.
  • 2.2A rocking device forming part of a mechanism, especially one for controlling the positions of brushes in a generator.
  • 3A curved bar or similar support on which something such as a chair or cradle can rock.
  • 4The amount of curvature in the longitudinal contour of a boat or surfboard.
  • 5Any of the curved stripes below the chevron of a noncommissioned officer above the rank of sergeant.
  • 5.1The curved strip above the chevron of a chief petty officer.


off one's rocker

informal Insane.
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  • Dressed in the gaudiest of outfits and wearing a wig that appears to be made out of 13 poodles, Dennis is adorably loony and off her rocker.
  • You might have been considered off your rocker to buy one of these modernist homes.
  • When I got back home, my friends thought I was off my rocker.

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