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Definition of "jockey" []

  • Sports One who rides horses in races, especially as a profession. (noun)
  • Slang One who operates a specified vehicle, machine, or device: a bus jockey; a computer jockey. (noun)
  • Sports To ride (a horse) as jockey. (verb-transitive)
  • To direct or maneuver by cleverness or skill: jockeyed the car into a tight space. (verb-transitive)
  • To trick; cheat. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "jockey" in a sentence
  • "Austere surroundings and a humdrum card, but the country's – perhaps the world's – most famous jockey is buzzing."
  • "Britain's, and maybe the world's, most famous jockey is under no pressure as he chases elusive Dewhurst and Champion"
  • "ROVNER: Oh, the jockey is literally holding them together."