Adjective "jockeying" definition and examples

(Jockeying may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈdʒɒki/

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Definitions and examples

noun

A person who rides in horse races, especially as a profession.
  1. 'Back in his day Boo was a well-known and respected jockey on the Speedway.'
  2. 'Do your figures show that there have been more jockeys injured in recent times?'
  3. 'The entire jockey colony declined to ride Saturday's card by unanimous vote at 12: 15 p.m. EDT.'
  4. 'Irish flat racing jockeys are finding it increasingly tough to make the weight.'
  5. 'Camejo is currently the meet's leading apprentice jockey with 30 races won through Tuesday.'
  6. 'Three of them became Irish champion jockey at various times between 1840 and 1882.'
  7. 'Champion jockeys were soon riding on the Continent and in Ireland as well.'
  8. 'He was famously handed a six-month ban in 1994 for pulling another jockey off a horse at Beverley.'
  9. 'The winning jockey has proved a controversial character, but is brilliant in the saddle.'
  10. 'He should run a big race under his former regular jockey.'

verb

Struggle by every available means to gain or achieve something.
  1. 'But for now, Sharpton and Moseley Braun are jockeying for position in preparation for the fight to come.'
  2. 'Matt pushed his way to the bar jockeying for position.'
  3. 'Many powers jockeying for advantage meant shifting alliances and almost constant war.'
  4. 'As the trade market heats up, the National League East contenders - all five of 'em - are jockeying for position.'
  5. 'Already, local warlords, sensing the Taliban's days are numbered, are jockeying for power.'
  6. 'Good Earth is so successful it's bulging inside and out, with delivery trucks jockeying for space in the alley and customers from afar lined up to park.'
  7. 'We hear endlessly this talk of a power struggle, different factions jockeying for position.'
  8. 'Mujahideen warlords fought each other, jockeying for power.'
  9. 'I passed several filling stations on my way home where the forecourts were jammed with vehicles jockeying for position at the pumps.'
  10. 'Dallas can't afford either to be coughing up points to their Western conference competitors while jockeying for playoff position.'
  11. 'he jockeyed his machine into a dive'
  12. 'You can't buy it in a bottle, hire a custom applicator to put it on or a molecular geneticist to jockey genes for it around in a lab.'
  13. 'We intended to jockey our own luggage and weight was a serious consideration.'
  14. 'There will always be oppression, people who jockey themselves into positions to control and exploit others.'
  15. 'He's diminutive enough to jockey a horse, but he's tough enough to wear down a defense.'
  16. 'Forget Tom Cruise jockeying his F - 14 Tomcat fighter like a cowboy on amphetamines.'
  17. 'You may then be able to jockey your way to victory, or you may be willing or compelled to accept a draw.'
  18. 'If jockeying a joystick isn't for you, we've included three of our favorite new books - one for the fan, one for the thinker and one for the kids.'

More definitions

1. a person who rides horses professionally in races.

2. Informal. a person who pilots, operates, or guides the movement of something, as an airplane or automobile. verb (used with object), jockeyed, jockeying.

3. to ride (a horse) as a jockey.

4. Informal. to operate or guide the movement of; pilot; drive.

5. to move, bring, put, etc., by skillful maneuvering: The movers jockeyed the sofa through the door.

6. to trick or cheat: The salesman jockeyed them into

More examples(as adjective)

"concerns can be jockeying."

Origin

(jockey)Late 16th century: diminutive of Jock. Originally the name for an ordinary man, lad, or underling, the word came to mean ‘mounted courier’, hence the current sense (late 17th century). Another early use ‘horse-dealer’ (long a byword for dishonesty) probably gave rise to the verb sense ‘manipulate’, whereas the main verb sense probably relates to the behaviour of jockeys manoeuvring for an advantageous position during a race.