Hockey vs Jockey - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between hockey and jockey

is that hockey is hockey (family of sports) while jockey is jockey (one who rides racehorses competitively).

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

hockey

English

(wikipedia hockey)

Etymology 1

Unknown origin, 16th century, possibly related to hook due to the curvature of the stick.

Noun

(-)
  • (North America) Ice hockey, a game on ice in which two teams of six players skate and try to score by shooting a puck into the opposing team's net, using their sticks.
  • (British) Field hockey, a team sport played on a pitch on solid ground where players have to hit a ball into a net using a hockey stick.
  • A variation of hockey, such as roller hockey, street hockey, or shinny.
  • Synonyms
    * ice hockey * field hockey * (Canada) shinny, shinny hockey
    Derived terms
    (terms derived from "hockey") * air hockey * cosom hockey * field hockey * floor hockey * foot hockey * hockey arena * hockey bag * hockey club * hockey cushion * hockey dad * hockey glove * hockey hair * hockey jacket * hockey mask * hockey mom, hockey mother * hockey pants * hockey puck * hockey rink * hockey skate * hockey socks * hockey stick * hockey tape * ice hockey * inline hockey * mini hockey * pick-up hockey, pickup hockey * pond hockey * quad hockey * road hockey * roller hockey * shinny hockey * skater hockey * sledge hockey * sled hockey * street hockey * table hockey * underwater hockey * wheelchair hockey

    Etymology 2

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (darts)
  • * 1985 , Keith Turner, Darts (page 22)
  • Small bars would tend to produce short hockeys ; the tiny fishing pubs of Yarmouth gave rise to 6ft marks

    References

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    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.