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jockey

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noun jock·ey \ ˈjä-kē \

Definition of jockey

plural jockeys
1 :a person who rides or drives a horse especially as a professional in a race
2 :a person who operates or works with a specified vehicle, device, object, or material
  • a bus jockey
  • pencil jockeys

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Origin and Etymology of jockey

Jockey, Scots nickname for John


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jockey

verb

Definition of jockey

jockeyed; jockeying
transitive verb
1 a :to maneuver or manipulate by adroit or devious means
  • was jockeyed out of the job
b :to change the position of by a series of movements
  • jockey a truck into position
2 a :to ride or drive (a horse) as a jockey
3 :to deal shrewdly or fraudulently with
intransitive verb
1 :to maneuver for advantage often used in the phrase jockey for position
2 :to act as a jockey

Examples of jockey in a Sentence

  1. There was a lot of political jockeying at the fund-raiser.

  2. The driver carefully jockeyed the truck into a narrow space in the crowded parking lot.

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First Known Use of jockey

1708



JOCKEY Defined for English Language Learners

jockey

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noun

Definition of jockey for English Language Learners

  • : someone who rides horses in races

  • : someone who operates or works with a specified vehicle, device, object, or material


jockey

verb

Definition of jockey for English Language Learners

  • : to do something in an effort to get an advantage

  • : to change the position of (something) by slow and careful movements


JOCKEY Defined for Kids

jockey

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noun jock·ey \ ˈjä-kē \

Definition of jockey for Students

plural jockeys
1 :a professional rider in a horse race
2 :operator 1


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