bench jockey

noun Chiefly Baseball.

a vociferous player, coach, or manager who makes a specialty of baiting or harassing the umpires or opposing players, usually from the bench.

Nearby words

  1. bence-jones reaction,
  2. bench,
  3. bench check,
  4. bench dog,
  5. bench hook,
  6. bench press,
  7. bench screw,
  8. bench show,
  9. bench stop,
  10. bench strength

Origin of bench jockey

First recorded in 1935–40 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019