A jockey during a race.
- Jockey is defined as a person who rides a horse in a race.
An example of a jockey is a person competing in the Triple Crown.
- The definition of jockey is to ride a horse in a race, or to change position to get an advantage.
An example of jockey is to push your way to the front of a line.
- a person whose work is riding horses in races
- ⌂ Slang one who operates a specified vehicle, machine, etc.
Origin of jockey; from Jocky, Jockie, northern Eng and Scottish form of Jacky, diminutive of jack
, -·eyed, -·ey·ing
- to ride (a horse) in a race
- to cheat; trick; swindle
- to maneuver for position or advantage
- to bring about by such maneuvering
- ⌂ Slang to be the operator, pilot, etc. (of)
- Sports One who rides horses in races, especially as a profession.
- Informal One whose occupation or hobby involves a specified machine, device, or object: a computer jockey; a desk jockey.
verbjock·eyed, jock·ey·ing, jock·eys
- Sports To ride (a horse) as jockey.
- To direct or maneuver by cleverness or skill: jockeyed the car into a tight space.
- To trick; cheat.
- Sports To ride a horse in a race.
- To maneuver for a certain position or advantage: jockeying for a promotion.
- To employ trickery.
Origin of jockeyDiminutive of Scots Jock, variant of Jack; see jack.