jockey
I. noun (plural jockeys) Etymology: Jockey, Scots nickname for John Date: 1643 1. a person who rides or drives a horse especially as a professional in a race 2. a person who operates or works with a specified vehicle, device, object, or material <
a bus jockey
>
<
pencil jockeys
>
II. verb (jockeyed; jockeying) Date: 1708 transitive verb 1. to deal shrewdly or fraudulently with 2. a. to ride or drive (a horse) as a jockey b. drive, operate 3. a. to maneuver or manipulate by adroit or devious means <
was jockeyed out of the job
>
b. to change the position of by a series of movements <
jockey a truck into position
>
intransitive verb 1. to act as a jockey 2. to maneuver for advantage — often used in the phrase jockey for position

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  • Jockey — in den Farben des Rennstalls Ein Jockey ist ein B …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • Jockey — Jock ey, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Jockeyed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Jockeying}.] 1. To jostle by riding against one. Johnson. [1913 Webster] 2. To play the jockey toward; to cheat; to trick; to impose upon in trade; as, to jockey a customer. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Jockey — Jock ey, v. i. 1. To play or act the jockey; to cheat. [1913 Webster] 2. To maneuver oneself aggressivley or skillfully so as to achieve an advantage; as, he jockeyed himself into position to be noticed. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Jockey — (engl., spr. Dschocki), 1) Pferdehändler, bes. 2) der Pferde zum Verkauf vorreitet; 3) gewandter, leicht (mit kurzer Jacke, ledernen Hosen, runder Schirmmütze) gekleideter Reitknecht, bes. bei Wettrennen, wo sie so mager als möglich genommen… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • jockey — /ˈdʒɔkei, ingl. ˈdʒHkɪ/ [da Jockey, diminutivo di Giovanni, in scozzese] s. m. inv. (nelle corse al galoppo) fantino …   Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

  • jockey — has the plural form jockeys as a noun, and as a verb (used especially in the expression jockey for position) has inflected forms jockeys, jockeyed, jockeying …   Modern English usage

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  • Jockey — Jock ey, n.; pl. {Jockeys}. [Dim. of Jack, Scot. Jock; orig., a boy who rides horses. See 2d {Jack}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A professional rider of horses in races. Addison. [1913 Webster] 2. A dealer in horses; a horse trader. Macaulay. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Jockey — (engl. dschoki), eigentlich Stallknecht, Bereiter, vorzugsweise der ausgesuchte Reitknecht für die Wettrennen; auch der Name für Herren, welche das Wettrennen zu einem Lieblingsgeschäfte machen, deren Gesellschaften J. clubs heißen …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

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