Jockey vs Chaunter - What's the difference?

jockey | chaunter |


As nouns the difference between jockey and chaunter

is that jockey is jockey (one who rides racehorses competitively) while chaunter is (uk|slang|obsolete) a street seller of ballads and other broadsides.

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

    References

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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.
  • chaunter

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (UK, slang, obsolete) A street seller of ballads and other broadsides.
  • (colloquial) A deceitful, tricky dealer or horse jockey.
  • * Dickens
  • He was a horse chaunter ; he's a leg now.
  • The chanter or flute of a bagpipe.
  • (Webster 1913) ----