: a person who rides or drives a horse especially as a professional in a race
: a person who operates or works with a specified vehicle, device, object, or material <a bus jockey> <pencil jockeys>
Origin of JOCKEY
Scots nickname for John
First Known Use: 1643
: to do something in an effort to get an advantage
: to change the position of (something) by slow and careful movements
: to deal shrewdly or fraudulently with
a : to ride or drive (a horse) as a jockey
b : drive, operate
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>
: to maneuver for advantage —often used in the phrase jockey for position
Examples of JOCKEY
- There was a lot of political jockeying at the fund-raiser.
- The driver carefully jockeyed the truck into a narrow space in the crowded parking lot.
First Known Use of JOCKEY
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