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.
Etymology and Origins
The diminutive of Jock, which is the Scottish form of Jack or John, expressive of a servant. The first jockeys engaged in horse racing were boys, on account of their light weight; hence the term.
The numerical value of jockey in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of jockey in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Examples of jockey in a Sentence
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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