noun, plural jock·eys.
verb (used with object), jock·eyed, jock·ey·ing.
verb (used without object), jock·eyed, jock·ey·ing.
Related formsjock·ey·like, jock·ey·ish, adjectivejock·ey·ship, noun
Examples from the Web for jockeying
Now House Republicans are “jockeying” to get on the proposed Benghazi committee.
And everyone is jockeying to be the next speaker of the House behind Boehner.Michael Steele on the ‘I Told You So’ Caucus Getting the Shutdown Right|Lloyd Grove|October 21, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The assumption that Boehner's departure is imminent has set off a round of jockeying for the positions that would open up.
Many Iranian M.P.s have been jockeying for power in the lead-up to parliamentary elections scheduled for next spring.
Red states are jockeying for greater influence on the GOP race this year by moving up their primary dates.
They are jockeying for that "something to boot" which always makes at least one participant satisfied in a mountain mule trade.Sergeant York And His People|Sam Cowan
He was probably a blank, jockeying an elevator is about the top job for a non-psi these days.Highways in Hiding|George Oliver Smith
Both sides were jockeying for position in the expected legal battle when the case should be taken up by the courts.Great Britain and the American Civil War|Ephraim Douglass Adams
Well, he has earned it fairly this time, more so than by jockeying us over it as he tried to do before.The Luck of Gerard Ridgeley|Bertram Mitford
The jockeying in our American colleges, though very skilfully done, is bad in every way and hurts legitimate sport not a little.At Start and Finish|William Lindsey
British Dictionary definitions for jockeying
- (tr) to ride (a horse) in a race
- (intr) to ride as a jockey