Definitions

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  • adj. Like a jock (dim-witted athletic person).

Etymologies

jock +‎ -ish (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Toward that end, we get two characters who are little more than broad types--the smug, jockish alpha male who wins the auction on a golf course, and his friend, a henpecked family man who appears trapped in a far less affluent life of quiet desperation.

    Archive 2009-06-14

  • He's tucked away on his tour bus, looking comfortably jockish in dark sweat pants and a football jersey.

    The World According To Garth

  • The disastrous (former) boss of HMRC Dim Prawn 'Red' Dawn Primarolo has just been moved (sideways and downward) to a new job as Sec of State for Health in the jockish Junta.

    It's All Very Taxing...

  • And the ne plus ultra of jockish politicians must surely be the former New Mexico governor Gary Johnson, who has completed the Hawaii Ironman Triathlon (2. 4-mile swim, 112-mile bike ride, and a marathon) and climbed Mount Everest.

    Marathon Men

  • This beer mascot is a symbol of jockish virility, but would provide a spectacular coming-out line: New feelings ... brewing ... in ...

    Who's the Gay Simpson?

  • Preview: All-terrain video camera made for jockish nerds and nerdy jocks

    The Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed

  • The main point, in the beginning, and I think we were all on the same page with this, was to reject the jockish/moshier elements that had taken over hardcore in the late 80s, and bring it back to the lyrically challenging, simple, fast stuff that we "grew up on," which, at that time was only a few years old, but seemed like ages ago to us.

    Filter Magazine

  • The assumption is that we're all supposed to be so jaded/indifferent that we would look upon any sort of group rallying cry as some sort of jockish pep rally that none of us should ever want to take a part in.

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  • Since the start of the space program, there has been a slow shift from hiring hot-shot jockish astronauts to the more gadget friendly science-trained mission specialist.

    Medgadget

  • Disputes over elk-hunting boundaries arise between pack leader Winston (Danny Glover, in full authoritarian mode) and rival pack kingpin Tony (Dennis Hopper, in one of his last completed roles), leading to the good-faith betrothal of Kate to Garth (Chris Carmack), Tony's preening, jockish son.

    Variety.com

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