What is rox short for?


When something is fantastic, you might say it "rox." For example, if your great grandma swing dances at her 90th birthday, you might say, "Grandma Arlene rox! I can't even do that at my age!"

The abbreviation comes from "rocks," which people began using in the 1960s as a verb to describe the excellence or coolness of something. While a few people have used rox as an abbreviation since then, the usage grew a lot in the late-1990s and early-2000s as texting and online messaging became commonplace.

Nowadays, you'll see the abbreviation used by people of all ages to describe a thing or person that is excellent. Examples include describing your favorite football player, complimenting a musician about a song they performed, or commenting on the awesomeness of a movie.


Dude, that guitar solo rox!

When the new Harry Styles song rox

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Updated August 8, 2022

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