Definition of rock house in US English:

rock house


  • 1A house built of stone or quarried rock.

  • 2United States regional (southern and south Midland). A shelter beneath overhanging rocks, especially one that provides a suitable habitat for ferns.

  • 3Slang (chiefly US). A building or apartment used to sell or distribute crack cocaine.


Early 19th century. From rock + house.


rock house

/ˈrɒk haʊs/