off one's rocker

O o


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [rok-er]
    • /ɔf, ɒf wʌnz ˈrɒk ər/
    • /ɒf wʌnz ˈrɒk.ər/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [rok-er]
    • /ɔf, ɒf wʌnz ˈrɒk ər/

Definitions of off one's rocker words

  • noun off one's rocker Also called runner. one of the curved pieces on which a cradle or a rocking chair rocks. 1
  • noun off one's rocker rocking chair. 1
  • noun off one's rocker a performer or fan of rock-'n'-roll. music. 1
  • noun off one's rocker a rock-'n'-roll song: She sang a ballad and followed that with two of her well-known rockers. 1
  • noun off one's rocker any of various devices that operate with a rocking motion. 1
  • noun off one's rocker Graphic Arts. a small steel plate with one curved and toothed edge for roughening a copperplate to make a mezzotint. 1

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Origin of off one's rocker

First appearance:

before 1400
One of the 24% oldest English words
1400-50; late Middle English: one who rocks a cradle; see rock2, -er1

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Parts of speech for Off one's rocker


off one's rocker popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 83% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

Synonyms for off one's rocker

adj off one's rocker

  • around the bend — to force (an object, especially a long or thin one) from a straight form into a curved or angular one, or from a curved or angular form into some different form: to bend an iron rod into a hoop.
  • bananas — crazy (esp in the phrase go bananas)
  • brainsick — relating to or caused by insanity; crazy; mad
  • certifiable — If you describe someone as certifiable, you think that their behaviour is extremely unreasonable or foolish.
  • crackers — crazy; insane

adjective off one's rocker

  • derailed — Cause (a train or trolley car) to leave its tracks accidentally.
  • maniac — Mathematical Analyzer, Numerical Integrator and Computer

Antonyms for off one's rocker

adjective off one's rocker

  • cheered — a shout of encouragement, approval, congratulation, etc.: The cheers of the fans filled the stadium.

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