desk jockey
noun Date: 1980 a person whose job involves working at a desk

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • desk jockey — ˈdesk ˌjockey noun [countable] informal JOBS someone who does all their work at a desk in an office: • Samuel began his career as a desk jockey at a government agency in Detroit. * * * desk jockey UK US noun [C] ► INFORMAL WORKPLA …   Financial and business terms

  • desk jockey — [n] an office worker clerical worker, desk worker, pencil driver, pencil pusher, pen pusher, white collar worker; concept 348 …   New thesaurus

  • desk jockey — noun (derogatory) A clerical worker • • • Main Entry: ↑desk …   Useful english dictionary

  • desk jockey — n. someone who works at a desk in an office. (Patterned on disc jockey.) □ I couldn’t stand being a cooped up desk jockey. □ The desk jockeys at our place don’t get paid very well …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • desk jockey — noun One who spends his or her time seated at a desk; especially one who is more concerned with procedure, paperwork, or administration than with its ultimate goal or practical consequence. The production manager was annoyed because some desk… …   Wiktionary

  • Desk\ Jockey — Someone who does nothing all day but sit behind a desk. Often used to describe someone in a cool, manly type profession (Air Force, Mountain Climbing) but who doesn t actually do anything cool or manly, just preens about as if he actually has a… …   Dictionary of american slang

  • Desk\ Jockey — Someone who does nothing all day but sit behind a desk. Often used to describe someone in a cool, manly type profession (Air Force, Mountain Climbing) but who doesn t actually do anything cool or manly, just preens about as if he actually has a… …   Dictionary of american slang

  • desk jockey —  Office worker.  ► “An editorial notes that the one dimensional desk jockey who has spent little time outside of corporate walls will have a difficult time making it in the restaurant industry.” (Nation’s Restaurant News, Aug. 29, 1994, p. 21) …   American business jargon

  • desk jockey — noun N. Amer. informal, chiefly derogatory a person who works at a desk; an office worker …   English new terms dictionary

  • desk jockey — /ˈdɛsk dʒɒki/ (say desk jokee) noun Colloquial an office worker …   Australian English dictionary

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