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jockey

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noun jock·ey \ˈjä-kē\

Definition of jockey

plural

jockeys

  1. 1 :  a person who rides or drives a horse especially as a professional in a race

  2. 2 :  a person who operates or works with a specified vehicle, device, object, or material <a bus jockey> <pencil jockeys>

Origin and Etymology of jockey

Jockey, Scots nickname for John


First Known Use: 1643


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jockey

verb jock·ey

Definition of jockey

jockeyed

jockeying

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to deal shrewdly or fraudulently with

  3. 2 a :  to ride or drive (a horse) as a jockey b :  drive, operate

  4. 3 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>

  5. intransitive verb
  6. 1 :  to act as a jockey

  7. 2 :  to maneuver for advantage —often used in the phrase jockey for position

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.

1708

First Known Use of jockey

1708



JOCKEY Defined for English Language Learners

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jockey

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noun jock·ey \ˈjä-kē\

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


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jockey

verb jock·ey

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. 1 :  a professional rider in a horse race

  2. 2 :  operator 1



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