rock hound
noun Date: 1915 1. a specialist in geology 2. an amateur rock and mineral collector • rockhounding noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • rock hound — rock′ hound or rock′hound n. cvb gel inf an amateur collector of rocks and minerals • Etymology: 1920–25, amer. rock′ hound ing, n …   From formal English to slang

  • rock hound — {n.}, {slang} A person who studies and collects rocks for a hobby. * /Many young rock hounds grow up to be geologists./ * /Tony is an eager rock hound, and we have rocks all through our house./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • rock hound — {n.}, {slang} A person who studies and collects rocks for a hobby. * /Many young rock hounds grow up to be geologists./ * /Tony is an eager rock hound, and we have rocks all through our house./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • rock\ hound — noun slang A person who studies and collects rocks for a hobby. Many young rock hounds grow up to be geologists. Tony is an eager rock hound, and we have rocks all through our house …   Словарь американских идиом

  • rock hound — noun 1. : geologist; especially : one who searches for oil 2. : one who hunts and collects gemstones or minerals as a hobby * * * Informal. 1. a geologist. 2. an amateur collector of rocks, fossils, or minerals. Also, rockhound …   Useful english dictionary

  • rock hound — Informal. 1. a geologist. 2. an amateur collector of rocks, fossils, or minerals. Also, rockhound. [1920 25, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • rock hound — noun A person who collects rocks and minerals from the natural environment as a hobby. See Also: rockhounding …   Wiktionary

  • rock-hound — /ˈrɒk haʊnd/ (say rok hownd) noun Colloquial a geologist …   Australian English dictionary

  • hound — See: ROCK HOUND, RUN WITH THE HARE AND HUNT (RIDE) WFTH THE HOUNDS …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • hound — See: ROCK HOUND, RUN WITH THE HARE AND HUNT (RIDE) WFTH THE HOUNDS …   Dictionary of American idioms

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