jockey
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /ˈdʒɒki/
Noun

jockey (plural jockeys)

  1. One who rides racehorses competitively.
  2. That part of a variable resistor or potentiometer that rides over the resistance wire
  3. An operator of some machinery or apparatus.
  4. (dated) A dealer in horses; a horse trader.
  5. (dated) A cheat; one given to sharp practice in trade.
  6. (UK, crime, slang) A prostitute's client.
  7. (Ireland, crime, slang) A rapist.
Synonyms Translations Verb

jockey (jockeys, present participle jockeying; past and past participle jockeyed)

  1. To ride (a horse) in a race.
  2. To jostle by riding against.
    They were jockeying for position toward the end of the race.
  3. To maneuver (something) by skill for one's advantage.
  4. To cheat or trick.



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