Meaning of jockey
Pronunciation: ( jok'ē), [key]
— n., pl. v., -eys, -eyed, -ey•ing.
- a person who rides horses professionally in races.
- a person who pilots, operates, or guides the movement of something, as an airplane or automobile.
- to ride (a horse) as a jockey.
- to operate or guide the movement of; pilot; drive.
- to move, bring, put, etc., by skillful maneuvering: The movers jockeyed the sofa through the door.
- to trick or cheat: The salesman jockeyed them into buying an expensive car.
- to manipulate cleverly or trickily: He jockeyed himself into office.
- to aim at an advantage by skillful maneuvering.
- to act trickily; seek an advantage by trickery.
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