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A jockey.
 
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EtymologyEdit

The word is by origin a diminutive of jock, the Northern English or Scots colloquial equivalent of the first name John, which is also used generically for "boy" or "fellow" (compare Jack, Dick), at least since 1529. A familiar instance of the use of the word as a name is in "Jockey of Norfolk" in Shakespeare's Richard III. v. 3, 304. Equivalent to jock +‎ -ey.

In the 16th and 17th centuries the word was applied to horse-dealers, postilions, itinerant minstrels and vagabonds, and thus frequently bore the meaning of a cunning trickster, a "sharp", whence the verb to jockey, "to outwit" or "to do" a person out of something. The current meaning of a person who rides a horse in races was first seen in 1670.

Another possible origin is the Gaelic word eachaidhe, a "horseman" (pronounced YACH-ee-yuh in late medieval times, with the ch pronounced as in German). The Irish name Eochaid (YO-ked) is related to each (yek) "horse" and is usually translated as "horse rider". This is phonetically very similar to jockey. More: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jockey#Etymology

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈdʒɒki/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɒki

NounEdit

jockey (plural jockeys)

  1. One who rides racehorses competitively.
  2. That part of a variable resistor or potentiometer that rides over the resistance wire
  3. An operator of some machinery or apparatus.
  4. (dated) A dealer in horses; a horse trader.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Macaulay to this entry?)
  5. (dated) A cheat; one given to sharp practice in trade.
  6. (Britain, crime, slang) A prostitute's client.
  7. (Ireland, crime, slang) A rapist.

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VerbEdit

jockey (third-person singular simple present jockeys, present participle jockeying, simple past and past participle jockeyed)

  1. To ride (a horse) in a race.
  2. To jostle by riding against.
    They were jockeying for position toward the end of the race.
  3. To maneuver (something) by skill for one's advantage.
  4. To cheat or trick.

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FinnishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈjokːei̯/, [ˈjo̞kːe̞i̯]

NounEdit

jockey

  1. jockey (rider)

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of jockey (Kotus type 21/rosé, no gradation)
nominative jockey jockeyt
genitive jockeyn jockeyiden
jockeyitten
partitive jockeyta jockeyita
illative jockeyhin
jockeyhyn
jockeyihin
singular plural
nominative jockey jockeyt
accusative nom. jockey jockeyt
gen. jockeyn
genitive jockeyn jockeyiden
jockeyitten
partitive jockeyta jockeyita
inessive jockeyssa jockeyissa
elative jockeysta jockeyista
illative jockeyhin
jockeyhyn
jockeyihin
adessive jockeylla jockeyilla
ablative jockeylta jockeyilta
allative jockeylle jockeyille
essive jockeyna jockeyina
translative jockeyksi jockeyiksi
instructive jockeyin
abessive jockeytta jockeyitta
comitative jockeyineen
Inflection of jockey (Kotus type 21/rosé, no gradation)
nominative jockey jockeyt
genitive jockeyn jockeyiden
jockeyitten
partitive jockeytä jockeyitä
illative jockeyhin
jockeyhyn
jockeyihin
singular plural
nominative jockey jockeyt
accusative nom. jockey jockeyt
gen. jockeyn
genitive jockeyn jockeyiden
jockeyitten
partitive jockeytä jockeyitä
inessive jockeyssä jockeyissä
elative jockeystä jockeyistä
illative jockeyhin
jockeyhyn
jockeyihin
adessive jockeyllä jockeyillä
ablative jockeyltä jockeyiltä
allative jockeylle jockeyille
essive jockeynä jockeyinä
translative jockeyksi jockeyiksi
instructive jockeyin
abessive jockeyttä jockeyittä
comitative jockeyineen

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NounEdit

jockey m (plural jockeys)

  1. jockey

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ItalianEdit

NounEdit

jockey m (invariable)

  1. jack, knave (playing card)
  2. jockey

Norwegian BokmålEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English jockey

NounEdit

jockey m (definite singular jockeyen, indefinite plural jockeyer, definite plural jockeyene)

  1. a jockey (horse racing)

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

 
Jockeyar og hestar i eit hesteveddelaup.

EtymologyEdit

From English jockey

NounEdit

jockey m (definite singular jockeyen, indefinite plural jockeyar, definite plural jockeyane)

  1. a jockey (horse racing)

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NounEdit

jockey m (plural jockeys or jockey)

  1. jockey
  2. (Chile) baseball cap