Definitions for Jockeyˈdʒɒk i

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

jock•eyˈdʒɒk i(n.; v.)(pl.)-eys

  1. (n.)a person who rides horses professionally in races.

    Category: Sport

  2. Category: Showbiz

    Ref: disc jockey.; video jockey.

  3. Informal. a person who pilots, operates, or guides the movement of something.

    Category: Informal

  4. (v.t.)to ride (a horse) as a jockey.

    Category: Sport

  5. Informal. to operate or guide the movement of; pilot; drive.

    Category: Informal

  6. to move by skillful maneuvering.

  7. to manipulate cleverly or trickily.

  8. to trick or cheat.

  9. (v.i.)to aim at an advantage by skillful maneuvering.

  10. to act trickily; seek an advantage by trickery.

Idioms for jockey:

  1. jockey for position,to maneuver so as to seek an advantage.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of jockey:

1660–70; Jock a proper name


Princeton's WordNet

  1. jockey(noun)

    someone employed to ride horses in horse races

  2. jockey(verb)

    an operator of some vehicle or machine or apparatus

    "he's a truck jockey"; "a computer jockey"; "a disc jockey"

  3. cheat, chouse, shaft, screw, chicane, jockey(verb)

    defeat someone through trickery or deceit

  4. jockey(verb)

    compete (for an advantage or a position)

  5. jockey(verb)

    ride a racehorse as a professional jockey

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. jockey(noun)ˈdʒɒk i

    sb who rides horses in races


  1. jockey(Noun)

    One who rides racehorses competitively.

  2. jockey(Noun)

    That part of a variable resistor or potentiometer that rides over the resistance wire

  3. jockey(Noun)

    An operator of some machinery or apparatus.

  4. jockey(Verb)

    To ride (a horse) in a race.

  5. jockey(Verb)

    To maneuver (something) by skill for one's advantage.

  6. jockey(Verb)

    To cheat or trick.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Jockey(noun)

    a professional rider of horses in races

  2. Jockey(noun)

    a dealer in horses; a horse trader

  3. Jockey(noun)

    a cheat; one given to sharp practice in trade

  4. Jockey(verb)

    " To jostle by riding against one."

  5. Jockey(verb)

    to play the jockey toward; to cheat; to trick; to impose upon in trade; as, to jockey a customer

  6. Jockey(verb)

    to play or act the jockey; to cheat


  1. Jockey

    A jockey is someone who rides horses in horse racing or steeplechase racing, primarily as a profession. The word also applies to camel riders in camel racing.

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz


    From _jog_, to move slowly, and _key_, something that makes fast. Hence, one who makes the pace fast or slow, according to instructions.

Translations for Jockey

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a person employed to ride horses in races.

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