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1. noun, slang A precious gem, especially a diamond. A: "Did you see that rock on her finger?" B: "Yeah, I didn't know she was engaged!" The rocks in that necklace are worth nearly a million dollars.
2. noun Rock music, a genre of music characterized by the use of the electric guitar and bass. A shortened form of "rock and roll," from which it originated. I was into rock when I was in high school, but now I'm more into electronic music. The bar always blasts rock at such a high volume that I can never hear what anyone is saying.
3. noun, slang An ice cube. Typically used in the plural. I'd like a whiskey on the rocks, please.
4. noun, vulgar slang A testicle. Almost always used figuratively to mean confidence, courage, bravado, etc. Exclusively used in the plural. You've got some rocks on you to stand up to the boss like that, kid.
5. noun, slang A piece of crack cocaine. Typically used in the plural. Denny got caught selling rocks and got hit with a mandatory minimum.
6. adjective Pertaining to rock music. This is my favorite rock station on the radio. The band surprised its fans when it announced that its next album would be a rock opera.
7. verb To perform rock music, especially skillfully or with great energy and enthusiasm. My days of going on stage to rock are behind me at this point. Don't worry about the audience. Just go out there and rock.
8. verb To dance or move along to rock music or a similar genre. This song really gets me rocking!
9. verb, slang To be excellent or awesome. You got me my favorite doughnut! You rock! I can't believe you didn't like that movie! It rocked! Wow, you got into your dream school! That rocks!
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.


1. and rock candy n. crack, a crystallized form of cocaine. (see also rocks.) Some call it rock candy, and some call it crack.
2. n. a crystallized form of heroin used for smoking. (Drugs.) Max is hooked on rock—the kind that you smoke. Powder is everywhere, but you can hardly find rock anymore.
3. n. a diamond or other gemstone. Look at the size of that rock in her ring.
4. Go to rocks.
5. n. a baseball; a basketball. Michael passed the rock to Scottie, who turned and dropped it in the basket.
6. in. to be really great. The concerts didn’t rock, but we had a good time throwing chairs.


mod. excellent. (Collegiate.) We had a rocking time!


1. n. ice cubes. Can I have a few rocks in my drink, please?
2. n. Xerox Inc. (Securities markets, New York Stock Exchange.) When she says, “Buy me a thousand rocks at the market,” that means she wants one thousand shares of Xerox at whatever the market price is at the moment.
3. n. money; a dollar. (Underworld.) Twenty rocks for that?
4. n. the testicles. (see also stones. Usually objectionable.) I was afraid I’d get kicked in the rocks, so I stayed back.
See also: rock
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
References in classic literature ?
So now you jist go to sleep now, as quiet as if yer mother was a rockin' ye," said he, as he shut the door.
The next fundraiser on August 25 will be Roy's Big Rockin Garden Bash.There will be a host of musical acts including Market Drayton's own Lilly Boughey, Tony Skeggs and DJ Danny from 1pm.
M2 PRESSWIRE-August 12, 2019-: "Rockin Reggie" chronicles his amazing life stories and experiences in his new book
Rockin' at The Civic promises to be a fabulous evening of fully live rock 'n' roll and pop/rock music.
During the decades, Birmingham's Rockin Berries - they were named after rock 'n' roll legend Chuck Berry - have dabbled in a variety of musical styles.
"Rockin" Robin, 32, of Tilbury, Essex, said he had quit after pressure from his girlfriend but they have now broken up.
COMEDY Legend Jasper Carrott will be rockin' Huddersfield Town Hall on April 9 2019.
Kicking off the concert was Aliw Award Hall of Famer Rockin' 60s.
Also, making their first appearance at this Saturday's market, will be Rockin Robyn's Bakery with a 'free from' range of cakes and more.
He earlier set up a three-quarter triumph for Rockin Fella, owned by Abdulaziz Saleh al Jaber and trained by Hadi Nasser Rashid al Ramzani, in the Thoroughbred Plate for two years olds.
The Dads Chapter of the Leukemia Research Foundation hosts its 14th annual Rockin for a Cure at 7 p.m.
The new varieties are Rockin Honey Apple and Rockin Sriracha flavored beef jerky.
Tiverton, RI, October 29, 2016 --( Elliot "Rockin" Ricci wrote "Comin' Out of the Bushes" as a politically motivated song spanning presidential elections from 2008 to today.
So please keep on rockin don't stop whatever you do, but some groups are timeless like the one and only, The Who !