bumpy vs rocky what difference

what is difference between bumpy and rocky

English

Etymology

bump +‎ -y

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈbʌmpi/
  • Rhymes: -ʌmpi

Adjective

bumpy (comparative bumpier, superlative bumpiest)

  1. rough; jumpy; causing or characterized by jolts and irregular movements
  2. covered with or full of bumps

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English

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) enPR: rŏk’i, IPA(key): /ˈɹɒki/, [ˈɹʷɒki]
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈɹɑki/, [ˈɹʷɑki]
  • (General Australian) IPA(key): /ˈɹɔki/, [ˈɹʷɔki]
  • Rhymes: -ɒki

Etymology 1

From Middle English rokki, rokky (rocky), from rok, rokke (rock; a rock or stone; large rock by a coast or in the sea; rocky outcrop on a mountain, cliff; castle, citadel, stronghold) [and other forms] + -i (suffix forming adjectives). Rok, rokke are derived from:

  • Old English *rocc (rock); and
  • Anglo-Norman roc, roce, roque, and Old French roce, roke, roque, variants of roche (rock);

both from Medieval Latin roca, rocca; further etymology uncertain, possibly of Celtic origin. The English word is analysable as rock +‎ -y (suffix forming adjectives meaning ‘having the quality of’).

Adjective

rocky (comparative rockier or more rocky, superlative rockiest or most rocky)

  1. Abounding in, or full of, rocks; consisting of rocks.
  2. Like a rock; rigid, solid.
    Synonyms: flinty; rocklike, rock-like; stonelike
  3. Of an animal or plant: having a habitat around on on rocks.
  4. (figuratively, archaic) Not easily affected or impressed; hard; obdurate; unfeeling.
Derived terms
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Etymology 2

From rock (to move back and forth) +‎ -y (suffix forming adjectives meaning ‘having the quality of’). Rock is derived from Middle English rokken (to move (something, such as a cradle) back and forth; to move or sway back and forth in an unstable manner; to go) [], from Old English roccian (to rock), from Proto-Germanic *rukkōną (to move; to move back and forth, rock), ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *h₃rewk- (to dig; to till (soil)).

Adjective

rocky (comparative rockier or more rocky, superlative rockiest or most rocky)

  1. Easily rocked; unstable.
    Synonyms: tottering, wobbly
  2. (figuratively)
    1. Encountering many problems; difficult, troubled; also, in danger or distress.
      (encountering many problems): Synonyms: hard, tough; see also Thesaurus:difficult
      (in danger): Synonyms: unsteady; see also Thesaurus:unsteady
    2. (originally US) Of a person: ill, or unsteady (for example, as a result of a shock).
      Synonyms: shaky, unnerved, weakened
Derived terms
  • rockily
  • rockiness
  • rocky chair
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Etymology 3

From rock (rock and roll music) +‎ -y (suffix forming adjectives meaning ‘having the quality of’).

Adjective

rocky (comparative rockier or more rocky, superlative rockiest or most rocky)

  1. In the style of rock music.
    Synonyms: rockish; rockesque; rocklike, rock-like
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References

Further reading

  • rock (geology) on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
  • rock music on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
  • Rocky (disambiguation) on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

Anagrams

  • corky

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