desk jockey


: a person whose job involves working at a desk

Examples of desk jockey in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Directed by Neill Blomkamp, the film charts his path from desk jockey to podium-finishing driver. Todd Gilchrist, Variety, 24 Aug. 2023 Daniel Pearce makes of Polonius a hilariously pedantic desk jockey and bad idea bear. Jesse Green, New York Times, 28 June 2023 Not to mention a movie of such ripe sensuality — even Jake’s deputy is a dreamboat desk jockey. David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter, 17 May 2023 Or really any kind of desk jockey. Graham Averill, Outside Online, 11 Mar. 2020 There is the staple of an American copper who's just a desk jockey. Maureen Lee Lenker,, 16 Sep. 2022 The shoebox space does brisk business at lunch, dispensing pork pies, sausage rolls and pâtés en croûte (pâtés baked in a pastry crust) to City desk jockeys. Jay Cheshes, WSJ, 23 Jan. 2019 In this iteration of the character’s story, Ryan goes from desk jockey to field agent after discovering a possible terrorist cell. Karen Han, Vox, 31 Aug. 2018 Description: Sandra Oh plays a bored MI5 desk jockey who stumbles into investigating a brilliant, soulless assassin (Jodie Comer). Trenesha N Striggles, azcentral, 27 June 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1943, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of desk jockey was in 1943

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“Desk jockey.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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