desk jockey


: a person whose job involves working at a desk

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web 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 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,, 26 Feb. 2018 See More

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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 5 Jun. 2023.

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