desk jockey

noun

Definition of desk jockey

: a person whose job involves working at a desk

Examples of desk jockey in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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 Fleabag creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge adapted Killing Eve from a series of Luke Jennings novellas but aged up Eve from a young upstart to a bored 40-something desk jockey. Eliana Dockterman, Time, 5 Apr. 2018 This is an organization filled with liability-dodging desk jockeys, who took until 2014 to institute even basic child protection policies, despite years of problems. Sally Jenkins, chicagotribune.com, 26 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of desk jockey

1943, in the meaning defined above

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“Desk jockey.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/desk%20jockey. Accessed 27 Jan. 2022.

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