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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
desk jockey
disc jockey
Jockey shorts
video jockey
▪ Then why did he put her up at Ascot rather than one of the top jockeys?
▪ In part two: Horse race horror ... top woman jockey crushed in fall.
▪ A Radio One disc jockey prattled in the background.
▪ Ike, former radio disc jockey, actually kept his congregation awake on Sunday mornings.
▪ It was the kind of station, and nobody tried to disguise it, where self-respecting disc jockeys were never found.
▪ At first disc jockeys played the Kingsmen recording as a novelty, a kind of joke.
▪ You knew the popularity of black disc jockeys, the power to sell various products.
▪ Two disc jockeys would compete with each other in the clubs, taking turns to do their voice-over on the discs.
▪ Bacon plays Billy Magic, a con man in the guise of a radio disc jockey.
▪ In 1995, the stock market smashed more records than a disgruntled disk jockey.
▪ The Committee also handed out a four-week suspension to Bruce Dowling, the jump jockey, for forging a doctor's signature.
▪ Fred Winter was one of the most skilful and durable jump jockeys of the same period.
▪ Allen Webb, the jump jockey, will be out of action for a week after injuring his neck while riding out.
▪ Glover, 45, and a former top-notch jump jockey, took up training relatively late in his racing career.
▪ With prize money declining, he laments that most of the time jump jockeys risk their necks for £150.
jockey/manoeuvre/jostle for position
▪ As they jockey for position, firms often adopt quite different strategies within the same industry.
▪ He stayed in the shadows as he passed the House of Mirrors with its queue stretching outside, everyone jostling for position.
▪ It's a spectacular sight, as the wildfowl jockey for position to grab the biggest beak or bill full of food.
▪ Pigeons there on the parapet opposite, squabbling, jostling for position.
▪ Satisfaction and horror jostle for position on his face.
▪ Teenage boys, like young bulls in a herd, often jockey for position and want to try out their own strength.
▪ The paper claims this represents a serious challenge to other Risc vendors jostling for position in the software arena.
▪ They're jockeying for position the moment they see the light at the end of the tunnel.
▪ A jockey may ride as many as 12 or 14 races a day.
▪ He was champion jockey in 1872 with eighty-seven winners.
▪ In 1995, the stock market smashed more records than a disgruntled disk jockey.
▪ Not many other jockeys are so lucky.
▪ One of the jockeys told me you lived along Boat Quay, so we asked around.
▪ Then why did he put her up at Ascot rather than one of the top jockeys?
▪ As they jockey for position, firms often adopt quite different strategies within the same industry.
▪ They're jockeying for position the moment they see the light at the end of the tunnel.
▪ Your close relationships inevitably involve one long process of jockeying for position.
▪ Camera operators jockey the cameras around as instructed by the director.
▪ Bribery is rife in jockeying for good positions on the dealing floor of some firms.
▪ Competition, time-serving, jockeying for advantage, and avoiding blame were the new guiding principles.
▪ In Congress, the same jockeying for political capital, of which Johnson and Romney were accused, was evident.
▪ Members of important congressional committees are jockeying to see him.
▪ The partisan jockeying illustrates the difficulties inherent in investigations into campaign fund raising.
▪ They're jockeying for position the moment they see the light at the end of the tunnel.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Jockey \Jock"ey\, n.; pl. Jockeys. [Dim. of Jack, Scot. Jock; orig., a boy who rides horses. See 2d Jack.]

  1. A professional rider of horses in races.

  2. A dealer in horses; a horse trader.

  3. A cheat; one given to sharp practice in trade.


Jockey \Jock"ey\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Jockeyed; p. pr. & vb. n. Jockeying.]

  1. `` To jostle by riding against one.''

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

  3. To maneuver; to move in an intricate manner so as to avoid obstacles; as, to jockey a large cabinet up a winding staircase.


Jockey \Jock"ey\, v. i.

  1. To play or act the jockey; to cheat.

  2. To maneuver oneself aggressivley or skillfully so as to achieve an advantage; as, he jockeyed himself into position to be noticed.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1520s, "boy, fellow," originally a Scottish proper name, variant of Jack. The meaning "person who rides horses in races" first attested 1660s.


1708, "trick, outwit, gain advantage," from jockey (n.) perhaps from its former additional sense of "horse trader" (1680s). Meaning "to ride a horse in a race" is from 1767. Related: Jockeyed; jockeying.


n. 1 One who rides racehorses competitively. 2 That part of a variable resistor or potentiometer that rides over the resistance wire 3 An operator of some machinery or apparatus. 4 (context dated English) A dealer in horses; a horse trader. 5 (context dated English) A cheat; one given to sharp practice in trade. 6 (context UK crime slang English) A prostitute's client. 7 (context Ireland crime slang English) A rapist. vb. 1 To ride (a horse) in a race. 2 To maneuver (something) by skill for one's advantage. 3 To cheat or trick.

  1. n. someone employed to ride horses in horse races

  2. an operator of some vehicle or machine or apparatus; "he's a truck jockey"; "a computer jockey"; "a disc jockey"

  1. v. defeat someone in an expectation through trickery or deceit [syn: cheat, chouse, shaft, screw, chicane]

  2. compete (for an advantage or a position)

  3. ride a race-horse as a professional 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.

Jockey (disambiguation)

A jockey is a professional horse racer, but the word jockey may also mean:

  • Jockey, Indiana, a community in the United States
  • Jockeys, a documentary reality television series that premiered on February 6, 2009 on Animal Planet
  • Disc jockey (or a DJ or deejay), a person who selects and plays recorded music
  • Radio personality, a person who has an on-air position in radio broadcasting
  • VJ (media personality), a video jockey
  • A brand of underpants made by Jockey International; compare jockstrap
  • Jockey wheel: Retractable 'third' wheel on a trailer
  • Jocky Wilson, darts player
  • Robot jockey, a machine used to race camels
  • Jockey, a type of special infected from Left 4 Dead 2
  • Wrench jockey, a term for an auto mechanic

Usage examples of "jockey".

The essay profiles the companies jockeying to speed up the annotation process through universal programs and accessible databases.

Minirodents, ludicrously befoamed, were dashing in all directions, many without jockeys.

Each time that the little Bunnell sounder was galvanized into articulate life he bent his ear and listened to the busy cluttering of the dots and dashes, as the reports of races, as the weights and names of jockeys, and lists of entries and statements of odds and conditions went speeding into the busy keys of the big poolroom below, where men and women waited with white and straining faces, and sorrowed and rejoiced as the ever-fluctuant goddess of chance brought them ill luck or success.

A bunch of socks and Jockey underwear, jeans, shaving and tooth stuff, some black T-shirts, running gear, and a dripless candlestick in a small brass holder.

Deb slowly turned from the window and came face to face with her injured duelist, dressed for riding in thigh tight buff breeches, dark blue riding frockcoat with embroidered cuffs and highly polished jockey boots.

Jockeying in and out of heavy truck traffic, Spink briefed Ebby on the agent: he was a twenty-three-year-old from the westcentral Ukrainian city of Lutsk who had fought for the Germans under the turncoat Russian General Vlasov during the war.

Briefly, putting two and two together, six sixteen which he pointedly turned a deaf ear to, Antonio and so forth, jockeys and esthetes and the tattoo which was all the go in the seventies or thereabouts even in the house of lords because early in life the occupant of the throne, then heir apparent, the other members of the upper ten and other high personages simply following in the footsteps of the head of the state, he reflected about the errors of notorieties and crowned heads running counter to morality such as the Cornwall case a number of years before under their veneer in a way scarcely intended by nature, a thing good Mrs Grundy, as the law stands, was terribly down on though not for the reason they thought they were probably whatever it was except women chiefly who were always fiddling more or less at one another it being largely a matter of dress and all the rest of it.

It is to be supposed, however, that politics had managed in some way to slip into this existence devoted to muscular exercise and the hippic science, for, from a heap of the morning journals disdainfully flung upon the floor by the worthy colonel, Monsieur de Trailles picked up a copy of the legitimist organ, in which he read, under the heading of ELECTIONS, the following article: The staff of the National Guard and the Jockey Club, which had various representatives in the last Chamber, have just sent one of their shining notabilities to the one about to open.

Spanish olla--a hotchpotch of the jockey tramper, philologist, and missionary.

He peels off his jockey shorts, tosses his swords onto the crushed-velvet sofa, and steps into the marbleized amphitheatre of the shower stall.

Psy-chedelicized far ahead of his time, Mucho Maas, originally a disk jockey, had decided around 1967, after a divorce remarkable even in that more innocent time for its geniality, to go into record producing.

Pappagourdas in a panic-stricken rafale at the third bird, which, higher than the others, paid not the slightest attention to them but jockeyed for position.

Peter was his jockey, the rule was a good one, because he was by nature a last-minute rusher who left no time margin for things to go wrong.

San Francisco she takes a trip through the Yellowstone with Jockey Gus Kloobus as her chaperon, and is gone three weeks and returns much refreshed, especially as she gets back just as Unser Fritz makes a nice score and has a seidel of emeralds waiting for her.

He talked so fluently of leading trainers and jockeys that before long he had the urgers coming to him for information, which he gave them in a hoarse whisper strictly enjoining them not to tell anybody.