Definition of “jockey” - English Dictionary

“jockey” in British English

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jockeynoun [ C ]

uk /ˈdʒɒk.i/ us /ˈdʒɑː.ki/

jockeyverb [ I ]

uk /ˈdʒɒk.i/ us /ˈdʒɑː.ki/

(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 riding horses in races

jockeyverb [ I always + adv/prep ]

us /ˈdʒɑk·i/

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

to attempt to obtain power or get into a more advantageous position than other people by using any methods you can:

TV news cameramen jockeyed for position near the podium.

(Definition of “jockey” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)