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jockey

[ jok-ee ]
/ 藞d蕭蓲k i /
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noun, plural jock路eys.
a person who rides horses professionally in races.
Informal. a person who pilots, operates, or guides the movement of something, as an airplane or automobile.
verb (used with object), jock路eyed, jock路ey路ing.
verb (used without object), jock路eyed, jock路ey路ing.
to aim at an advantage by skillful maneuvering.
to act trickily; seek an advantage by trickery.
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Origin of jockey

First recorded in 1520鈥30 for an earlier sense; special use of Jock + -ey2

OTHER WORDS FROM jockey

jock路ey路like, jock路ey路ish, adjectivejock路ey路ship, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for jockey

jockey
/ (藞d蕭蓲k瑟) /

noun
a person who rides horses in races, esp as a profession or for hire
verb
  1. (tr) to ride (a horse) in a race
  2. (intr) to ride as a jockey
(intr often foll by for) to try to obtain an advantage by manoeuvring, esp literally in a race or metaphorically, as in a struggle for power (esp in the phrase jockey for position)
to trick or cheat (a person)

Word Origin for jockey

C16 (in the sense: lad): from name Jock + -ey
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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