Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a shaky, precarious condition.
  • Full of rocks; abounding in rocks: as, a rocky mountain.
  • Consisting of rock or rocks.
  • Resembling a rock; hence, hard; stony; obdurate; insusceptible of impression; hard as a rock: as, a rocky bosom.
  • Disposed to rock or reel; hence, giddy; tipsy; dizzy.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Full of, or abounding in, rocks; consisting of rocks.
  • adjective Like a rock.
  • adjective Fig.: Not easily impressed or affected; hard; unfeeling; obdurate.
  • adjective (Zoöl.) the Western locust, or grasshopper. See Grasshopper.
  • adjective (Zoöl.) See Bighorn.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Unstable; easily rocked.
  • adjective In the style of rock and roll music.
  • adjective figuratively Troubled; or difficult; in danger or distress.
  • adjective Full of, or abounding in, rocks; consisting of rocks.
  • adjective Like a rock.
  • adjective figuratively Not easily impressed or affected; hard; unfeeling; obdurate; as, a rocky bosom.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective liable to rock
  • adjective abounding in rocks or stones
  • adjective full of hardship or trials
  • adjective causing or characterized by jolts and irregular movements

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From rock (“to move back and forth”) +‎ -y.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From rock (“stone”) +‎ -y.

Examples

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  • Rocky Raccoon by the Beatles

    February 9, 2008

  • The rooster from Chicken Run.

    December 22, 2009