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1jockey

noun jock·ey \ˈjä-kē\

: someone who rides horses in races

: someone who operates or works with a specified vehicle, device, object, or material

plural jockeys

Full Definition of JOCKEY

1
:  a person who rides or drives a horse especially as a professional in a race
2
:  a person who operates or works with a specified vehicle, device, object, or material <a bus jockey> <pencil jockeys>

Origin of JOCKEY

Jockey, Scots nickname for John
First Known Use: 1643

Rhymes with JOCKEY

2jockey

verb

: to do something in an effort to get an advantage

: to change the position of (something) by slow and careful movements

jock·eyedjock·ey·ing

Full Definition of JOCKEY

transitive verb
1
:  to deal shrewdly or fraudulently with
2
a :  to ride or drive (a horse) as a jockey
b :  drive, operate
3
a :  to maneuver or manipulate by adroit or devious means <was jockeyed out of the job>
b :  to change the position of by a series of movements <jockey a truck into position>
intransitive verb
1
:  to act as a jockey
2
:  to maneuver for advantage —often used in the phrase jockey for position

Examples of JOCKEY

  1. There was a lot of political jockeying at the fund-raiser.
  2. The driver carefully jockeyed the truck into a narrow space in the crowded parking lot.

First Known Use of JOCKEY

1708

Rhymes with JOCKEY

JOCKEYED Defined for Kids

jockey

noun jock·ey \ˈjä-kē\
plural jockeys

Definition of JOCKEY for Kids

1
:  a professional rider in a horse race
2
:  operator 1

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