Definition of Rockite in English:

Rockite

adjective

historical
  • Of or relating to a militant rural protest movement, arising in the south of Ireland in 1821 under a mythical leader named Captain Rock, and concerned principally with tenants' rights, fair rents, and other agrarian questions.

noun

historical
  • A member or supporter of the Rockite movement.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in The Times. From the name of Captain Rock, the notional leader of the group + -ite.

Pronunciation

Rockite

/ˈrɒkʌɪt/