One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
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/
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