Definitions for jockeyˈdʒɒk i
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
jock•eyˈdʒɒk i(n.; v.)(pl.)-eys
(n.)a person who rides horses professionally in races.
Ref: disc jockey.; video jockey.
Informal. a person who pilots, operates, or guides the movement of something.
(v.t.)to ride (a horse) as a jockey.
Informal. to operate or guide the movement of; pilot; drive.
to move by skillful maneuvering.
to manipulate cleverly or trickily.
to trick or cheat.
(v.i.)to aim at an advantage by skillful maneuvering.
to act trickily; seek an advantage by trickery.
Idioms for jockey:
jockey for position,to maneuver so as to seek an advantage.
Origin of jockey:
1660–70; Jock a proper name
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
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
sb who rides horses in races
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
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.
- jokkie, reisiesjaer, ruiterAfrikaans
- فارِس سِباقArabic
- jóqueiPortuguese (BR)
- der JockeiGerman
- רוֹכֵב בְּמֵרוּצֵי סוּסִיםHebrew
- घुड़दौड़ का पेशेवर घुड़सवारHindi
- joki kudaMalay
- سپور، دمسابقې داّس ځغلوونكى، داّسونو سوداګر: ناروا ګټندوىPashto
- 賽馬騎師Chinese (Trad.)
- پیشہ ور گھڑسوارUrdu
- nài ngựa đuaVietnamese
- 赛马手Chinese (Simp.)
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