Rocky

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Rocky

  1. A male given name, pet form of Rocco.
    • 1995, Patricia Cornwell, From Potter′s Field, Berkeley Books 2005, ISBN 0425204693, page 82:
      ‘I didn′t know your son′s name was Rocky,’ I quietly said as we started walking again.
      ‘It's really Richard. When he was a kid we called him Ricky, which somehow turned into Rocky. Some people call him Rocco. He gets called a lot of things.’
  2. Rocky Balboa, a fictional boxer played by Sylvester Stallone in a series of films.
  3. The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
  4. (informal, Australia) The regional city of Rockhampton, Queensland.
    • 2005, Tim Uden, Australia: The Backpackers Ultimate Guide, 3rd edition, page 178,
      Rocky is the major city on the central Queensland coast and likes to call itself the beef capital of Australia.
    • 2008, Alan Murphy, Justin Flynn, Olivia Pozzan, Paul Harding, Queensland & the Great Barrier Reef, Lonely Planet, page 234,
      Rocky has a smattering of attractions but is best seen as the gateway to the coastal gems of Yeppoon and Great Keppel Island.
    • 2009, Steele Fitchett, Being Real, page 15,
      “I wonder when I′ll be asked to leave?” Kevin thought. “This is very different to how things went last time in Rocky (Rockhampton). It all seems very relaxed here. The staff seem to expect you to hang around. What for?”

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