jockey Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"jockey" in British English

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jockeynoun [C]

uk   /ˈdʒɒk.i/  us   /ˈdʒɑː.ki/

jockey noun [C] (ON HORSE)

a ​person whose ​job is ​ridinghorses in ​races: a ​champion jockey

jockey noun [C] (JOB/INTEREST)

mainly US informal a ​person whose ​jobinvolves the use of a ​particulardevice, ​vehicle, ​object, etc., or who is very ​interested in a ​particular thing: a ​desk jockey a ​computer jockey

jockeyverb [I]

uk   /ˈdʒɒk.i/  us   /ˈdʒɑː.ki/
to ​attempt to get ​power or get into a ​betterposition than other ​people using any ​methods you can: Since the ​death of the ​president, ​oppositionparties and the ​army have been jockeying forpower. As the ​singer came on ​stage, the ​photographers jockeyed for ​position at the ​front of the ​hall.
Phrasal verbs
(Definition of jockey from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"jockey" in American English

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jockeynoun [C]

 us   /ˈdʒɑk·i/

jockey noun [C] (HORSE RIDER)

a ​person whose ​job is ​ridinghorses in ​races

jockeyverb [I always + adv/prep]

 us   /ˈdʒɑk·i/

jockey verb [I always + adv/prep] (GET ADVANTAGE)

to ​attempt to ​obtainpower or get into a more ​advantageousposition than other ​people by using any ​methods you can: TV ​newscameramen jockeyed for ​position near the ​podium.
(Definition of jockey from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “jockey”
in Korean 기수…
in Arabic فارِس حِصان السِّباق…
in Malaysian joki kuda…
in French jockey…
in Russian жокей…
in Chinese (Traditional) 職業賽馬騎師…
in Italian fantino…
in Turkish jokey…
in Polish dżokej…
in Spanish jockey…
in Vietnamese nài ngựa đua…
in Portuguese jóquei, joqueta…
in Thai นักขี่ม้าแข่งอาชีพ…
in German der Jockei…
in Catalan joquei…
in Japanese 騎手…
in Chinese (Simplified) 职业赛马骑师…
in Indonesian joki…
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