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Webster 1913 Edition


Jockey

Jock′ey

,
Noun.
;
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

,
Verb.
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

,
Verb.
I.
1.
To play or act the jockey; to cheat.

Webster 1828 Edition


Jockey

JOCK'EY

,
Noun.
[said to be from Jackey, a diminutive of Jack, John; primarily, a boy that rides horses.]
1.
A man that rides horses in a race.
2.
A dealer in horses; one who makes it his business to buy and sell horses for gain. Hence,
3.
A cheat; one who deceives or takes undue advantage in trade.

JOCK'EY

,
Verb.
T.
To cheat; to trick; to deceive in trade.
1.
To jostle by riding against one.

Definition 2021


Jockey

Jockey

See also: jockey

German

Noun

Jockey m (genitive Jockeys, plural Jockeys)

  1. jockey (one who rides racehorses competitively)

jockey

jockey

See also: Jockey

English

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.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Macaulay to this entry?)
  5. (dated) A cheat; one given to sharp practice in trade.
  6. (Britain, crime, slang) A prostitute's client.
  7. (Ireland, crime, slang) A rapist.

Synonyms

  • (prostitute's client): see Wikisaurus:prostitute's client

Derived terms

Translations

References

Verb

jockey (third-person singular simple present jockeys, present participle jockeying, simple past and past participle jockeyed)

  1. To ride (a horse) in a race.
  2. To maneuver (something) by skill for one's advantage.
  3. To cheat or trick.

Derived terms

Translations


Finnish

Pronunciation

IPA(key): /ˈjo̞kːe̞i/

Noun

jockey

  1. jockey (rider)

Declension

Inflection of jockey (Kotus type 21/rosé, no gradation)
nominative jockey jockeyt
genitive jockeyn jockeyiden
jockeyitten
partitive jockeyta jockeyita
illative jockeyhin
jockeyhyn
jockeyihin
singular plural
nominative jockey jockeyt
accusative nom. jockey jockeyt
gen. jockeyn
genitive jockeyn jockeyiden
jockeyitten
partitive jockeyta jockeyita
inessive jockeyssa jockeyissa
elative jockeysta jockeyista
illative jockeyhin
jockeyhyn
jockeyihin
adessive jockeylla jockeyilla
ablative jockeylta jockeyilta
allative jockeylle jockeyille
essive jockeyna jockeyina
translative jockeyksi jockeyiksi
instructive jockeyin
abessive jockeytta jockeyitta
comitative jockeyineen
Inflection of jockey (Kotus type 21/rosé, no gradation)
nominative jockey jockeyt
genitive jockeyn jockeyiden
jockeyitten
partitive jockeytä jockeyitä
illative jockeyhin
jockeyhyn
jockeyihin
singular plural
nominative jockey jockeyt
accusative nom. jockey jockeyt
gen. jockeyn
genitive jockeyn jockeyiden
jockeyitten
partitive jockeytä jockeyitä
inessive jockeyssä jockeyissä
elative jockeystä jockeyistä
illative jockeyhin
jockeyhyn
jockeyihin
adessive jockeyllä jockeyillä
ablative jockeyltä jockeyiltä
allative jockeylle jockeyille
essive jockeynä jockeyinä
translative jockeyksi jockeyiksi
instructive jockeyin
abessive jockeyttä jockeyittä
comitative jockeyineen

French

Etymology

From English

Noun

jockey m (plural jockeys)

  1. jockey

Italian

Noun

jockey m (invariable)

  1. jack, knave (playing card)
  2. jockey

Spanish

Noun

jockey m (plural jockeys)

  1. jockey