from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A style of dancing that incorporates shuffling steps along with arm and leg movements that simulate street fighting, usually performed to funk or hip-hop music.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. excellent. The best
  • v. Present participle of rock.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having a swaying, rolling, or back-and-forth movement; used for rocking.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The mass of stone or ballast laid to form the understratum of a road.
  • n. The act of one who or of that which rocks; the act of swaying backward and forward.
  • n. The abrading of the surface of a copper or steel plate with a rocker, preparatory to scraping a mezzotint.
  • n. The motion by which the design on a steel mill is transferred to a copper cylinder to be used in calico-printing. Compare mill, 7.
  • n. An evening party in the country: so called from the practice once prevalent among the women of taking their rocks (distaffs) with them and spinning.


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    May 31, 2011