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Princeton's WordNet

  1. jockey(noun)

    someone employed to ride horses in horse races

  2. jockey(verb)

    an operator of some vehicle or machine or apparatus

    "he's a truck jockey"; "a computer jockey"; "a disc jockey"

  3. cheat, chouse, shaft, screw, chicane, jockey(verb)

    defeat someone through trickery or deceit

  4. jockey(verb)

    compete (for an advantage or a position)

  5. jockey(verb)

    ride a racehorse as a professional jockey

GCIDE

  1. Jockey(v. t.)

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

  2. Jockey(v. i.)

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

Wiktionary

  1. jockey(Noun)

    One who rides racehorses competitively.

  2. jockey(Noun)

    That part of a variable resistor or potentiometer that rides over the resistance wire

  3. jockey(Noun)

    An operator of some machinery or apparatus.

  4. jockey(Verb)

    To ride (a horse) in a race.

  5. jockey(Verb)

    To maneuver (something) by skill for one's advantage.

  6. jockey(Verb)

    To cheat or trick.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Jockey(noun)

    a professional rider of horses in races

    Etymology: [Dim. of Jack, Scot. Jock; orig., a boy who rides horses. See 2d Jack.]

  2. Jockey(noun)

    a dealer in horses; a horse trader

    Etymology: [Dim. of Jack, Scot. Jock; orig., a boy who rides horses. See 2d Jack.]

  3. Jockey(noun)

    a cheat; one given to sharp practice in trade

    Etymology: [Dim. of Jack, Scot. Jock; orig., a boy who rides horses. See 2d Jack.]

  4. Jockey(verb)

    " To jostle by riding against one."

    Etymology: [Dim. of Jack, Scot. Jock; orig., a boy who rides horses. See 2d Jack.]

  5. Jockey(verb)

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

    Etymology: [Dim. of Jack, Scot. Jock; orig., a boy who rides horses. See 2d Jack.]

  6. Jockey(verb)

    to play or act the jockey; to cheat

    Etymology: [Dim. of Jack, Scot. Jock; orig., a boy who rides horses. See 2d Jack.]

Freebase

  1. 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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Jockey

    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

  1. JOCKEY

    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

  1. Jockey

    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.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of jockey in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of jockey in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of jockey in a Sentence

  1. Famer Kent Desormeaux:

    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.

  2. Eduardo Pealver:

    One of the things that was said about him repeatedly was that he was a judges judge, especially in a day and age when both parties jockey -- certainly more on the right -- to nominate judges who they see as transforming the law and embracing fairly strong ideological positions. JusticeStevenswas the opposite of that, someone who was very skeptical of that style of judging.

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  4. Sammy Jo Bell:

    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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