someone employed to ride horses in horse races
an operator of some vehicle or machine or apparatus
"he's a truck jockey"; "a computer jockey"; "a disc jockey"
cheat, chouse, shaft, screw, chicane, jockey(verb)
defeat someone through trickery or deceit
compete (for an advantage or a position)
ride a racehorse as a professional jockey
To maneuver; to move in an intricate manner so as to avoid obstacles; as, to jockey a large cabinet up a winding staircase.
To maneuver oneself aggressivley or skillfully so as to achieve an advantage; as, he jockeyed himself into position to be noticed.
One who rides racehorses competitively.
That part of a variable resistor or potentiometer that rides over the resistance wire
An operator of some machinery or apparatus.
To ride (a horse) in a race.
To maneuver (something) by skill for one's advantage.
To cheat or trick.
a professional rider of horses in races
a dealer in horses; a horse trader
a cheat; one given to sharp practice in trade
" To jostle by riding against one."
to play the jockey toward; to cheat; to trick; to impose upon in trade; as, to jockey a customer
to play or act the jockey; to cheat
Origin: [Dim. of Jack, Scot. Jock; orig., a boy who rides horses. See 2d Jack.]
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
jok′i, n. a man (orig. a boy) who rides horses in a race: a horse-dealer: one who takes undue advantage in business.—v.t. to jostle by riding against: to cheat.—ns. Jock′eyism, Jock′eyship, the art or practice of a jockey.—Jockey Club, an association for the promotion and ordering of horse-racing. [Dim. of Jock, northern Eng. for Jack.]
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.
The numerical value of jockey in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of jockey in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The more experienced, the more tactical hands you can have has got to be for the better, and I think I've got a pretty good jockey.
Becoming a professional jockey is something I really want to do and I know that this is the time I have to work really hard, putting the hard graft in, i still have a long way to go to get there, but when I do, I'll take it from there and see how it goes.
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- joquei, genetCatalan, Valencian
- jinete, yóquey, yoquiSpanish
- marcachScottish Gaelic
- jóquei, ginetePortuguese
- kapplöpningsryttare, jockeySwedish
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