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  • n. A professional rider and trainer of racehorses.
  • n. A trainer and dealer in horses.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A professional rider and trainer of race horses.
  • n. A trainer and dealer in horses.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A professional rider of race-horses: more commonly in the shortened form jockey.
  • n. A dealer in horses, especially a tricky dealer; a knavish horse trader.


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  • He stands on points of honour, forsooth, this broken-down horse-jockey, who swallowed my two thousand pounds as a pointer would a pat of butter. —

    Saint Ronan's Well

  • At a fair or market, you could not for a moment have doubted that he was a horse-jockey, intimate with all the tricks of his trade; yet, had you met him on a moor, you would not have apprehended any violence from him.

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian

  • “Yes, they form a happy compound of sot, gamekeeper, bully, horse-jockey, and fool; but as they say there cannot be found two leaves on the same tree exactly alike, so these happy ingredients, being mingled in somewhat various proportions in each individual, make an agreeable variety for those who like to study character.”

    Rob Roy

  • At the same time a whirlwind of irresistible fury howled through the long hall, bore the unfortunate horse-jockey clear out of the mouth of the cavern, and precipitated him over a steep bank of loose stones, where the shepherds found him the next morning with just breath sufficient to tell his fearful tale, after concluding which he expired.


  • Percie, the son and heir, has more of the sot than of the gamekeeper, bully, horse-jockey, or fool.

    Red Cap Tales Stolen from the Treasure Chest of the Wizard of the North

  • Next came the lawyer's cranium; then followed the horse-jockey and tavern-keeper; and finally, it was _my_ turn to take the stool.

    Captain Canot or, Twenty Years of an African Slaver

  • The believing multitude consists of women of both sexes, feeble-minded inquirers, poetical optimists, people who always get cheated in buying horses, philanthropists who insist on hurrying up the millennium, and others of this class, with here and there a clergyman, less frequently a lawyer, very rarely a physician, and almost never a horse-jockey or a member of the detective police.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 04, No. 22, August, 1859

  • One would say that he was a horse-jockey dressed in his Sunday best.

    The French Immortals Series — Complete

  • Territory, he solicited and received from Brigham Young a patriarchal blessing; Drummond, as an amorous horse-jockey, who had taken to Utah, as his mistress, a drab from Washington, and seated her beside him once upon the bench of the court; Stiles as himself a Mormon, so far as the possession of two wives could make him one.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 03, No. 17, March, 1859

  • So we used to sit down at the next table to one where a gambler or a horse-jockey would perhaps be seated, or a man of worse fame, and order our humble repast with a quiet conscience and a strengthened determination never to become one among such people.

    Lippincott's Magazine, August, 1885


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