Jockeying is the activity of trying to get a position of advantage in a situation. Sometimes people use the word to describe the politicking that goes on in the business world.

  • The politician was jockeying for position, trying to get ahead of the other candidates.

  • The company is jockeying for market share, trying to get the best position in the market.

Definition of jockeying


To ride (a horse) in a race.


To jostle by riding against.


To maneuver (something) by skill for one's advantage.


To cheat or trick.


The act of one who jockeys.

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Example Sentences for jockeying

  • 1

    I'm doing it for the horse, for the jockey, for the trainer.

  • 2

    He is such an amazing jockey.

  • 3

    Everything is now up to the jockey.

  • 4

    The jockey colony is unbelievable, and the horses are sensational.

  • 5

    The player is only beginning to jockey for position.

  • 6

    Jockey wheels engage the top tube of the track.

  • 7

    She became the first woman jockey to win the race.

  • 8

    A jockey initially doubled for her but became nauseous on the wires.

  • 9

    He worked as a jockey and toolmaker and played in a local band, The Jasons.

  • 10

    He plays Eric Swan, a libidinous disc jockey with eyes for everyone female.