noun, plural jock·eys.
verb (used with object), jock·eyed, jock·ey·ing.
verb (used without object), jock·eyed, jock·ey·ing.
Origin of jockey
Related Words for jockeyinghandle, navigate, ride, move, direct, negotiate, twist, turn, position, guide, steer, pilot
Examples from the Web for jockeying
Contemporary Examples of jockeying
Now House Republicans are “jockeying” to get on the proposed Benghazi committee.How Republicans Twist Benghazi
May 8, 2014
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
October 21, 2013
The assumption that Boehner's departure is imminent has set off a round of jockeying for the positions that would open up.Life After Boehner
September 5, 2013
Many Iranian M.P.s have been jockeying for power in the lead-up to parliamentary elections scheduled for next spring.Iran Frees American Hikers
September 21, 2011
Red states are jockeying for greater influence on the GOP race this year by moving up their primary dates.The Death of Super Tuesday?
August 5, 2011
Historical Examples of jockeying
Jack Hamlin was here, and was jockeying to stop him, and interfered.
We must swallow it and the reputation of 'jockeying' with the Wheat Trust, too.
Coping, like jockeying, is suggestive of all kinds of trickery.The Slang Dictionary
John Camden Hotten
Presently Peter was jockeying him into good humor with low talk.Red Fleece
Will Levington Comfort
Very few, however, had their own carriages, and there was jockeying for the vehicles.The Duke's Children
- (tr)to ride (a horse) in a race
- (intr)to ride as a jockey
Word Origin for jockey
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.
1520s, "boy, fellow," originally a Scottish proper name, variant of Jack. The meaning "person who rides horses in races" first attested 1660s.