jock|ey «JOK ee», noun, plural -eys, verb, -eyed, -ey|ing.
1. a person who rides horses in races as an occupation.
2. U.S. Slang. the operator of a vehicle or machine: »

a truck jockey, a typewriter jockey.

3. Especially British. a crafty bargainer; horse trader: »

He is a jockey in trading stocks.

4. a leather flap on a western saddle, often ornamental, covering the upper parts of the stirrup.
5. Obsolete. a strolling minstrel or beggar; vagabond.
1. to ride (a horse) in a race.
2. to trick; cheat: »

Swindlers jockeyed him into buying some worthless land.

3. to maneuver so as to get advantage: »

The crews were jockeying their boats to get into the best position for the race.

1. to ride as a jockey.
2. to aim at an advantage by skillful maneuvering: »

Right now there's feverish jockeying for a favored sales position (Wall Street Journal).

3. to act in a tricky way; trick; cheat.
[earlier, a boy, lad, (originally) diminutive form of Jock, Scottish variant of Jack]

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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