: benchwarmerespecially: one who rides members of the opposing team from the bench
Examples of bench jockey in a Sentence
Recent Examples on the WebYogi faced a constant stream of insults and slurs — from the fans, bench jockeys, the media and from his teammates.
John Williams, New York Times, 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, cleveland.com, 1 July 2019
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