Jockey vs Cavalier - What's the difference?

jockey | cavalier |


As nouns the difference between jockey and cavalier

is that jockey is jockey (one who rides racehorses competitively) while cavalier is a military man serving on horse.

As an adjective cavalier is

not caring enough about something important.

jockey

English

(wikipedia jockey)

Noun

(en noun)
  • One who rides racehorses competitively.
  • That part of a variable resistor or potentiometer that rides over the resistance wire
  • An operator of some machinery or apparatus.
  • (dated) A dealer in horses; a horse trader.
  • (Macaulay)
  • (dated) A cheat; one given to sharp practice in trade.
  • (UK, crime, slang) A prostitute's client.
  • (Ireland, crime, slang) A rapist.
  • Synonyms

    * (sense, prostitute's client) see

    Derived terms

    * disc jockey * jock

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    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To ride (a horse) in a race.
  • To maneuver (something) by skill for one's advantage.
  • To cheat or trick.
  • cavalier

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Not caring enough about something important.
  • The very dignified officials were confused by his cavalier manner.
  • * 2003 , Bill Bryson, A Short History of Nearly Everything'', ''Black Swan , pg.46:
  • Far from marking the outer edge of the solar system, as those school-room maps so cavalierly imply, Pluto is barely one-fifty-thousandth of the way.
  • High-spirited.
  • Supercilious; haughty; disdainful; curt; brusque.
  • Of or pertaining to the party of King Charles I.
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • A military man serving on horse.
  • A sprightly, military man; hence, a gallant.
  • One of the court party in the time of King Charles I, as contrasted with a Roundhead or an adherent of Parliament.
  • A work of more than ordinary height, rising from the level ground of a bastion, etc., and overlooking surrounding parts.
  • A well mannered man; a gentleman.
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