The boy was in search of his "jocker," or protector, whom he had lost in Albany.
It was the tenderest good-by I have ever seen between a prushun and his jocker.
On the road the lad is called a "prushun," and his protector a "jocker."
Everyone of the road kids had been trained by his jocker to become a specialist in some particular brand of the begging game.
Assa, Jin—hae ye seen owt o' wor jocker doon the Kee, there?
Some of them have told me that they get as much pleasure out of the affair as the jocker does.