Crossword clues for jockey
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Jockey \Jock"ey\, n.; pl. Jockeys. [Dim. of Jack, Scot. Jock; orig., a boy who rides horses. See 2d Jack.]
A professional rider of horses in races.
A dealer in horses; a horse trader.
A cheat; one given to sharp practice in trade.
Jockey \Jock"ey\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Jockeyed; p. pr. & vb. n. Jockeying.]
`` 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 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.
To play or act the jockey; to cheat.
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.
n. 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"
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.