bench jockey


Definition of bench jockey

: benchwarmer especially : one who rides members of the opposing team from the bench

Examples of bench jockey in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Yogi faced a constant stream of insults and slurs — from the fans, bench jockeys, the media and from his teammates. John Williams, New York Times, "A Man of Few Words, 90% of Them Memorable," 12 Apr. 2020 Chapman - a notorious racist and anti-Semitic bench jockey - had spiked Myer, and their fight drew in teammates and even fans. Marc Bona,, "1935: Cleveland hosts the 3rd All-Star Game - colorful characters, moments," 1 July 2019

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First Known Use of bench jockey

1925, in the meaning defined above

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“Bench jockey.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2020.

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