noun, plural jock·eys.
verb (used with object), jock·eyed, jock·ey·ing.
verb (used without object), jock·eyed, jock·ey·ing.
- jock itch,
- jock scot,
- jockey box,
- jockey cap,
- jockey club,
- jockey for position,
- jockey shorts
Origin of jockey
Examples from the Web for jockey
And my father is a jockey so when I saw his picture I knew it was a grandstand at a racetrack.
My mother died when I was three months old in a car accident, and my dad being a jockey, he gave me to his parents to raise.
In the Jockey ad, half of Jim Palmer's princely, brooding face is fully lighted, the other half is masked in shadow.
His one stipulation before okaying a poster of his Jockey ad, for example, was that all proceeds go to cystic fibrosis.
Palmer turned out to be so dependable in his public appearances that Jockey was shocked.
Bunch wrote describing a dinner which had been given the evening before, by the Jockey Club of Charleston.Great Britain and the American Civil War|Ephraim Douglass Adams
I was a member of the Jockey Club, was seen at the theatres and at all fashionable places of public entertainment.Dr. Dumany's Wife|Mr Jkai
An Indian jockey is the shrewdest of his class, and is an adept at all the tricks of the trade.Ted Strong's Motor Car|Edward C. Taylor
Give your own jockey as little, and your adversary's as much weight as you can, if you wish to win.The Water-Witch or, The Skimmer of the Seas|James Fenimore Cooper
What horse, what jockey among them all was backed by what he was backed with?Garrison's Finish|W. B. M. Ferguson
- (tr)to ride (a horse) in a race
- (intr)to ride as a jockey
Word Origin for jockey
1520s, "boy, fellow," originally a Scottish proper name, variant of Jack. The meaning "person who rides horses in races" first attested 1660s.
1708, "trick, outwit, gain advantage," from jockey (n.) perhaps from its former additional sense of "horse trader" (1680s). Meaning "to ride a horse in a race" is from 1767. Related: Jockeyed; jockeying.