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Webster's Dictionary 1828 - Online Edition

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Jockey

JOCK'EY, noun [said to be from Jackey, a diminutive of Jack, John; primarily, a boy that rides horses.]

1. A man that rides horses in a race.

2. A dealer in horses; one who makes it his business to buy and sell horses for gain. Hence,

3. A cheat; one who deceives or takes undue advantage in trade.

JOCK'EY, verb transitive To cheat; to trick; to deceive in trade.

1. To jostle by riding against one.