jockey

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

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. 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 usage which means a person who rides a horse in races was first seen in 1670.[1] 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).[2] 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

Noun[edit]

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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Verb[edit]

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 maneuver (something) by skill for one's advantage.
  3. To cheat or trick.

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Finnish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

IPA(key): /ˈjo̞kːe̞i/

Noun[edit]

jockey

  1. jockey (rider)

Declension[edit]

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

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English

Noun[edit]

jockey m (plural jockeys)

  1. jockey

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Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

jockey m (invariable)

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

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English jockey

Noun[edit]

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

  1. a jockey (horse racing)

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Jockeyar og hestar i eit hesteveddelaup.

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From English jockey

Noun[edit]

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

  1. a jockey (horse racing)

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Noun[edit]

jockey m (plural jockeys)

  1. jockey
  2. (Chile) baseball cap