- 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 jockey during a race.Licensed from iStockPhoto
- a person whose work is riding horses in races
- ☆ Slang one who operates a specified vehicle, machine, etc.
Origin: from Jocky, Jockie, northern Eng and Scottish form of Jacky, diminutive of jack
Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
noun pl. jock·eys
- Sports One who rides horses in races, especially as a profession.
- Slang One who operates a specified vehicle, machine, or device: a bus jockey; a computer jockey.
- 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: Diminutive of Scots Jock, variant of Jack; see Jack .