Definitions for: Jockey


[n] someone employed to ride horses in horse races
[n] an operator of some vehicle or machine or apparatus; "he's a truck jockey"; "a computer jockey"; "a disc jockey"
[v] ride a race-horse as a professional jockey
[v] defeat someone in an expectation through trickery or deceit
[v] compete (for an advantage or a position)



Webster (1913) Definition: Jock"ey, n.; pl. Jockeys. [Dim. of Jack, Scot. Jock;
orig., a boy who rides horses. See 2d Jack.]
1. A professional rider of horses in races. --Addison.

2. A dealer in horses; a horse trader. --Macaulay.

3. A cheat; one given to sharp practice in trade.


Jock"ey, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Jockeyed; p. pr. & vb.
n. Jockeying.]
1. `` To jostle by riding against one.'' --Johnson.

2. To play the jockey toward; to cheat; to trick; to impose
upon in trade; as, to jockey a customer.


Jock"ey, v. i.
To play or act the jockey; to cheat.

Synonyms: cheat, chicane, chouse, screw, shaft

See Also: beat, beat out, crush, equestrian, horseback rider, horseman, horse-race, maneuver, manipulator, manoeuvre, operate, operator, shell, trounce, vanquish

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Famous Quotes Containing Jockey:


I was so anxious to succeed that I made a practice of appearing on all the disc jockey shows I could, in order to publicize the band.

-- Lawrence Welk (American Musician)

Before I was an actor I was an apprentice jockey, and now I'm out there racing against boys, sort of the spokesperson for people over 50 that they can do it.

-- Davy Jones (English Musician)

Radio news is bearable. This is due to the fact that while the news is being broadcast, the disk jockey is not allowed to talk.

-- Fran Lebowitz (American Journalist)

The best compliment I ever had is, one day I was in Nashville, some disc jockey said, Hey, that sounds like a Tom T. Hall song. Up until then there hadn't been any such thing.

-- Tom T. Hall (American Musician)

I was too heavy to be a jockey and too honest to be a producer, so I became a writer.

-- Leon Uris (American Writer)

The horse I bet on was so slow, the jockey kept a diary of the trip.

-- Henny Youngman (American Comedian)

At first I wanted to be a jockey. I rode horses in Cleveland but I kept falling off and I was afraid of horses. So there wasn't much of a future in it.

-- Tim Conway (American Actor)


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