Jockey - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈdʒɑːkɪ|  American pronunciation of the word jockey
Brit.  |ˈdʒɒkɪ|  British pronunciation of the word jockey
- someone employed to ride horses in horse races
- an operator of some vehicle or machine or apparatus
he's a truck jockey
a computer jockey
a disc jockey


- defeat someone through trickery or deceit (syn: cheat, chicane, chouse, screw, shaft)
- compete (for an advantage or a position)
- ride a racehorse as a professional jockey


There was a lot of political jockeying at the fund-raiser.

The driver carefully jockeyed the truck into a narrow space in the crowded parking lot.

He was jockeyed out of the job.

After the war, rival politicians began to jockey for power.

photographers jockeying for position at the bar

The jockey whipped his horse.

Firms adopt different strategies as they jockey for position.

As a jockey he rode 10 winners.

...the jockey tried to pull up the apparently injured horse...

The disc jockey, or DJ, who provides the vocal connection between records.

Fred Winter is unquestionably the jockey to follow

Word forms

I/you/we/they: jockey
he/she/it: jockeys
present participle: jockeying
past tense: jockeyed
past participle: jockeyed
singular: jockey
plural: jockeys
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