Jockey meaning

jŏkē
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.

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(informal) One whose occupation or hobby involves a specified machine, device, or object.

A computer jockey; a desk jockey.

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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.

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(sports) One who rides horses in races, especially as a profession.
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(sports) To ride (a horse) as jockey.
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To direct or maneuver by cleverness or skill.

Jockeyed the car into a tight space.

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To trick; cheat.
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(sports) To ride a horse in a race.
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To maneuver for a certain position or advantage.

Jockeying for a promotion.

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To employ trickery.
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A person whose work is riding horses in races.
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(slang) One who operates a specified vehicle, machine, etc.
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To ride (a horse) in a race.
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To cheat; trick; swindle.
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(slang) To be the operator, pilot, etc. (of)
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Origin of jockey

  • Diminutive of Scots Jock variant of Jack jack

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition