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jock·ey

 (jŏk′ē)
n. pl. jock·eys
1. Sports One who rides horses in races, especially as a profession.
2. Informal One whose occupation or hobby involves a specified machine, device, or object: a computer jockey; a desk jockey.
v. jock·eyed, jock·ey·ing, jock·eys
v.tr.
1. Sports To ride (a horse) as jockey.
2. To direct or maneuver by cleverness or skill: jockeyed the car into a tight space.
3. To trick; cheat.
v.intr.
1. Sports To ride a horse in a race.
2. To maneuver for a certain position or advantage: jockeying for a promotion.
3. To employ trickery.

[Diminutive of Scots Jock, variant of Jack; see jack.]

jockey

(ˈdʒɒkɪ)
n
(Horse Racing) a person who rides horses in races, esp as a profession or for hire
vb
1. (Horse Racing)
a. (tr) to ride (a horse) in a race
b. (intr) to ride as a jockey
2. (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)
3. to trick or cheat (a person)
[C16 (in the sense: lad): from name Jock + -ey]

jock•ey

(ˈdʒɒk i)

n., pl. -eys,
v. n.
1. a person who rides horses professionally in races.
3. Informal. a person who pilots, operates, or guides the movement of something.
v.t.
4. to ride (a horse) as a jockey.
5. Informal. to operate or guide the movement of; pilot; drive.
6. to move by skillful maneuvering.
7. to manipulate cleverly or trickily.
8. to trick or cheat.
v.i.
9. to aim at an advantage by skillful maneuvering.
10. to act trickily; seek an advantage by trickery.
Idioms:
jockey for position, to maneuver so as to seek an advantage.
[1660–70; Jock a proper name]
jock′ey•like`, jock′ey•ish, adj.
jock′ey•ship`, n.

jockey


Past participle: jockeyed
Gerund: jockeying

Imperative
jockey
jockey
Present
I jockey
you jockey
he/she/it jockeys
we jockey
you jockey
they jockey
Preterite
I jockeyed
you jockeyed
he/she/it jockeyed
we jockeyed
you jockeyed
they jockeyed
Present Continuous
I am jockeying
you are jockeying
he/she/it is jockeying
we are jockeying
you are jockeying
they are jockeying
Present Perfect
I have jockeyed
you have jockeyed
he/she/it has jockeyed
we have jockeyed
you have jockeyed
they have jockeyed
Past Continuous
I was jockeying
you were jockeying
he/she/it was jockeying
we were jockeying
you were jockeying
they were jockeying
Past Perfect
I had jockeyed
you had jockeyed
he/she/it had jockeyed
we had jockeyed
you had jockeyed
they had jockeyed
Future
I will jockey
you will jockey
he/she/it will jockey
we will jockey
you will jockey
they will jockey
Future Perfect
I will have jockeyed
you will have jockeyed
he/she/it will have jockeyed
we will have jockeyed
you will have jockeyed
they will have jockeyed
Future Continuous
I will be jockeying
you will be jockeying
he/she/it will be jockeying
we will be jockeying
you will be jockeying
they will be jockeying
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been jockeying
you have been jockeying
he/she/it has been jockeying
we have been jockeying
you have been jockeying
they have been jockeying
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been jockeying
you will have been jockeying
he/she/it will have been jockeying
we will have been jockeying
you will have been jockeying
they will have been jockeying
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been jockeying
you had been jockeying
he/she/it had been jockeying
we had been jockeying
you had been jockeying
they had been jockeying
Conditional
I would jockey
you would jockey
he/she/it would jockey
we would jockey
you would jockey
they would jockey
Past Conditional
I would have jockeyed
you would have jockeyed
he/she/it would have jockeyed
we would have jockeyed
you would have jockeyed
they would have jockeyed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.jockey - someone employed to ride horses in horse racesjockey - someone employed to ride horses in horse races
equestrian, horseback rider, horseman - a man skilled in equitation
2.jockey - an operator of some vehicle or machine or apparatus; "he's a truck jockey"; "a computer jockey"; "a disc jockey"
manipulator, operator - an agent that operates some apparatus or machine; "the operator of the switchboard"
Verb1.jockey - defeat someone through trickery or deceit
beat, beat out, vanquish, trounce, crush, shell - come out better in a competition, race, or conflict; "Agassi beat Becker in the tennis championship"; "We beat the competition"; "Harvard defeated Yale in the last football game"
2.jockey - compete (for an advantage or a position)
maneuver, manoeuver, manoeuvre, operate - perform a movement in military or naval tactics in order to secure an advantage in attack or defense
3.jockey - ride a racehorse as a professional jockey
horse-race - compete in a horse race

jockey

noun
1. horse-rider, rider, equestrian It's a big day for Britain's former top jockey.
verb
1. compete, fight, struggle, contest, contend, strive, vie, challenge The rival political parties are already jockeying for power.
2. manoeuvre, manage, engineer, negotiate, trim, manipulate, cajole, insinuate, wheedle, finagle (informal) Neil watched him jockey the craft among the running seas.

jockey

verb
1. To direct the course of carefully:
2. To take clever or cunning steps to achieve one's goals:
Informal: finagle.
Idiom: pull strings.
Translations
جُوكِيفارِس سِباق
žokej
jockey
kilparatsastaja
džokej
zsoké
knapi
競馬騎手騎手
경마 기수
žokėjus
žokejs
džokej
džokej
jockey
คนขี่ม้าแข่ง
cokeyjokey
người cưỡi ngựa đua

jockey

[ˈdʒɒkɪ]
A. Njockey m
B. VT to jockey sb into doing sthconvencer a algn para hacer algo
to jockey sb out of sthquitar algo a algn con artimañas
to jockey sb out of a postlograr con artimañas que algn renuncie a un puesto
to jockey sb out of doing sthdisuadir a algn de hacer algo
C. VI to jockey for position (fig) → maniobrar para conseguir una posición
D. CPD Jockey Shorts® NPLcalzoncillos mpl de jockey

jockey

[ˈdʒɒki]
njockey m
vi
to jockey for position → manœuvrer pour être bien placéjockey box n (US)boîte f à gants, vide-poche mjockey shorts® nplcaleçon m

jockey

nJockey m, → Jockei m, → Rennreiter(in) m(f)
vi to jockey for position (lit)sich in eine gute Position zu drängeln versuchen, sich gut platzieren wollen; (fig)rangeln; they were all jockeying for office in the new governmentsie rangelten alle um ein Amt in der neuen Regierung
vt (= force by crafty manoeuvres) to jockey somebody into doing somethingjdn dazu bringen, etw zu tun; he felt he had been jockeyed into iter hatte das Gefühl, dass man ihn da reinbugsiert hatte (inf)

jockey

[ˈdʒɒkɪ]
1. nfantino
2. vi to jockey for position (fig) → manovrare per mettersi in una posizione vantaggiosa
3. vt to jockey sb into doing sthindurre qn a fare qc (con manovre)

jockey

(ˈdʒoki) noun
a person employed to ride horses in races.

jockey

جُوكِي žokej jockey Rennreiter τζόκεϊ jinete kilparatsastaja jockey džokej fantino 競馬騎手 경마 기수 jockey jockey dżokej jóquei жокей jockey คนขี่ม้าแข่ง jokey người cưỡi ngựa đua 赛马骑师
References in classic literature ?
There were scores of such tricks; and sometimes it was the owners who played them and made fortunes, sometimes it was the jockeys and trainers, sometimes it was outsiders, who bribed them--but most of the time it was the chiefs of the trust.
Various spectators, intending to purchase, or not intending, examining, and commenting on their various points and faces with the same freedom that a set of jockeys discuss the merits of a horse.
We stood gazing at each other for some time; at last I took the boldness to reach my hand towards his neck with a design to stroke it, using the common style and whistle of jockeys, when they are going to handle a strange horse.
In hunting the Crow country, he fell in with a village of that tribe; notorious rogues, jockeys, and horse stealers, and errant scamperers of the mountains.
The dancers were going faster and faster, and the musicians, to keep up with them, belaboured their instruments like jockeys lashing their mounts on the home-stretch; yet it seemed to the young man at the window that the reel would never end.
And then, these exchanges, they don't answer when you have 'cute jockeys to deal with.
When four-and-twenty girls, dressed as jockeys, came prancing on to the stage, cracking their whips, stamping the heels of their topboots, and winking at the audience, Polly did not think it at all funny, but looked disgusted, and was glad when they were gone; but when another set appeared in a costume consisting of gauze wings, and a bit of gold fringe round the waist, poor unfashionable Polly did n't know what to do; for she felt both frightened and indignant, and sat with her eyes on her play-bill, and her cheeks getting hotter and hotter every minute.
Highcamp called to ask her to go with them to the Jockey Club to witness the turf event of the season.
This story was immediately matched by a thrice marvellous adventure of Brom Bones, who made light of the Galloping Hessian as an arrant jockey.
You see, I have been about horses ever since I was twelve years old, in hunting stables, and racing stables; and being small, ye see, I was jockey for several years; but at the Goodwood, ye see, the turf was very slippery and my poor Larkspur got a fall, and I broke my knee, and so of course I was of no more use there.
Hunt inquired the age of this infant jockey, and was answered that "he had seen two winters.
In heavy weather you jockey her with the screws as well," says Captain Hodgson, and, unclipping the jointed bar which divides the engine-room from the bare deck, he leads me on to the floor.