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jockey (n.)

"person who rides horses in races," 1660s, a specific use of the earlier sense "boy, fellow" (1520s), which is a special use of the Scottish proper name Jockey, a familiar or diminutive form of Jock. Jockey-boots are from 1680s; jockey-shorts "abbreviated underwear for men" is from 1935 (jockey-briefs from 1946).

jockey (v.)

1708, "trick, outwit, gain advantage," from jockey (n.) perhaps in its former secondary sense of "horse trader" (1680s) and reflecting their reputation. Meaning "to ride a horse in a race" is from 1767. Related: Jockeyed; jockeying.

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Definitions of jockey
1
jockey (v.)
defeat someone through trickery or deceit;
Synonyms: cheat / chouse / shaft / screw / chicane
jockey (v.)
compete (for an advantage or a position);
jockey (v.)
ride a racehorse as a professional jockey;
2
jockey (n.)
someone employed to ride horses in horse races;
jockey (n.)
an operator of some vehicle or machine or apparatus;
a computer jockey
a disc jockey
he's a truck jockey
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