desk jockey

noun Informal.

an office worker who sits at a desk, often as contrasted with someone who does more important or active work: desk jockeys at the CIA.

Nearby words

  1. desk,
  2. desk calendar,
  3. desk clerk,
  4. desk copier,
  5. desk jobber,
  6. desk pad,
  7. desk work,
  8. desk-bound,
  9. desk-size,
  10. deskbound

Origin of desk jockey

First recorded in 1950–55; modeled on disk jockey Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019