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jockey

noun [C] uk   /ˈdʒɒk.i/ us    /ˈdʒɑː.ki/

jockey noun [C] (ON HORSE)

a person whose job is riding horses in races: a champion jockey

jockey noun [C] (JOB/INTEREST)

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

jockey

verb [I] uk   /ˈdʒɒk.i/ us    /ˈdʒɑː.ki/
to attempt to get power or get into a better position than other people using any methods you can: Since the death of the president, opposition parties and the army have been jockeying for power. As the singer came on stage, the photographers jockeyed for position at the front of the hall.
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Translations of “jockey”
in Korean 기수…
in Arabic فارِس حِصان السِّباق…
in French jockey…
in Turkish jokey…
in Italian fantino…
in Chinese (Traditional) 職業賽馬騎師…
in Russian жокей…
in Polish dżokej…
in Spanish jockey…
in Portuguese jóquei, joqueta…
in German der Jockei…
in Catalan joquei…
in Japanese 騎手…
in Chinese (Simplified) 职业赛马骑师…
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