Jockey vs Jocky - What's the difference?

jockey | jocky |

As a noun jockey

is jockey (one who rides racehorses competitively).

As an adjective jocky is

(informal) jocklike.



(wikipedia jockey)


(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




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



    (en adjective)
  • (informal) Jocklike.
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