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Meaning of JOCKEY

Pronunciation:  'jâkee

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

JOCKEY is a 6 letter word that starts with J.


 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



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
  2. \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.
  3. \Jock"ey\, v. i.
    To play or act the jockey; to cheat.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a jockey in your dream, foretells of a gift from an unexpected source. Dreaming that a jockey is thrown from his house means your assistance will be called on by strangers.
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