Definition of Jockey

1. Noun. Someone employed to ride horses in horse races.

Generic synonyms: Equestrian, Horseback Rider, Horseman



2. Verb. Defeat someone through trickery or deceit.
Exact synonyms: Cheat, Chicane, Chouse, Screw, Shaft
Generic synonyms: Beat, Beat Out, Crush, Shell, Trounce, Vanquish
Derivative terms: Cheat, Cheater, Chicane, Chicanery

3. Noun. An operator of some vehicle or machine or apparatus. "A disc jockey"
Generic synonyms: Manipulator, Operator

4. Verb. Compete (for an advantage or a position).
Generic synonyms: Maneuver, Manoeuver, Manoeuvre, Operate

5. Verb. Ride a racehorse as a professional jockey.
Generic synonyms: Horse-race

Definition of Jockey

1. n. A professional rider of horses in races.

2. v. t. " To jostle by riding against one."

3. v. i. To play or act the jockey; to cheat.

Definition of Jockey

1. Noun. One who rides racehorses competitively. ¹

2. Noun. That part of a variable resistor or potentiometer that rides over the resistance wire ¹

3. Noun. An operator of some machinery or apparatus. ¹

4. Verb. To ride (a horse) in a race. ¹

5. Verb. To maneuver (something) by skill for one's advantage. ¹

6. Verb. To cheat or trick. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Jockey

1. to maneuver for an advantage [v -EYED, -EYING, -EYS]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Jockey

jobseeker
jobseekers
jobseeking
jobshare
jobshares
jobster
jobsworth
jobsworths
jock itch
jock strap
jock straps
jocked
jockette
jockettes
jockey (current term)
jockey cap
jockey club
jockey for position
jockey strap
jockey straps
jockeyed
jockeyed for position
jockeying
jockeying for position
jockeyish
jockeyism
jockeys
jockeys for position
jockeyship

Literary usage of Jockey

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1. A Collection of Old Ballads. Corrected from the Best and Most Ancient Copies by Ambrose Philips (1723)
"I'm blith when jockey comes, Sad when he gangs away; 'Tis Night when jockey glooms, ... jockey and I did meet, ..."

2. Poetica Erotica: A Collection of Rare and Curious Amatory Verse by Thomas Robert Smith (1921)
""AS jockey AND JENNY TOGETHER WAS LAID" (A Broadside Song with music, c. 1730) AS jockey and Jenny together was laid, jockey was happy, no less seemed the ..."

3. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1910)
"Supreme even over the jockey Club is a State Racing Commission of three, ... While the jockey Club ¡s only recognized by law in its native state, ..."

4. A Collection of Old Ballads. Corrected from the Best and Most Ancient Copies by Ambrose Philips (1723)
"My jockey he had fike a Man-like Face, And often did appear to me with muckle Grace, Tho' I cry'd jockey, fie, Your Suit I muft deny, I'll ne'er, ne'er, ..."

5. The Works of Robert Burns by Robert Burns (1841)
"YOUNG jockey. Tune—" Young jockey." f YOUNG jockey was the ... My jockey toils upon the plain, Thro' wind and weet, thro' frost and snaw; And o'er the lee I ..."

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