1. (US) a tramp who travels with a younger partner, working for him and poss. acting as his catamite.
|Century Mag. (N.Y.) Nov. 107/2: Subject to the whims and passions of various ‘jockers’, or protectors.in|
|[||Coburg Leader (Vic.) 29 June 1/6: Jocker, the 5s a week instructor of kids should not talk of a sixpenny worth as he might get a bob’s worth].|
|Tramping with Tramps 57: He is forced to do exactly what his ‘jocker’ commands.|
|St Louis Republican (MO) 30 Aug. 52/1: His Jocker, Whitey, had decided to give him his freedom. For seven long yers he had slaved slaved and toiled for his Jocker.|
|N.Y. Times Sun. Mag. 27 Jan. 4: The men [i.e. beggars] are called ‘jockers,’ the boys ‘punks,’ the girls ‘cows’.|
|Hobo 103: A jocker is a man who exploits boys; that is, he either exploits their sex or he has them steal or beg for him or both.|
|Milk and Honey Route 34: It is true that the punk serves the jocker, begs food for him, builds his fire, washes his shirt and runs errands.|
|Criminal Sl. (rev. edn) 133: jocker A tramp of the sodomite type.|
|From Here to Eternity (1998) 166: It was also on the bum, at the not so tender age of fifteen, that he’d knocked another jocker off a steep downgrade in Georgia.|
2. (US, also jocky) a male homosexual, the ‘husband’ of the couple.
|Gay/Lesbian Almanac (1983) 439: Turk, wolf, or jocker, an active sodomist.Manual of Psychiatry in Katz|
|Und. and Prison Sl. 47: jocker, jocky, n. A homosexual man.|
|Und. Speaks n.p.: Jocker, one who practices sodomy (ockerjay).|
|Sex Variants.‘Lang. of Homosexuality’ Appendix VII in Henry|
|DAUL 111/1: Jocker, an active pederast.et al.|
|Riot (1967) 177: ‘The jockers are carryin’ on like they’re makin’ it with real broads.’ [...] ‘The jockers are as freakish as the queens.’.|
|Bounty of Texas (1990) 208: jocker, n. – a pederast; the male partner in sex relations.‘Catheads [...] and Cho-Cho Sticks’ in Abernethy|
3. (US, also jock, joko) a predatory homosexual, esp. in the context of prison, who forces his attentions on younger/weaker men or boys.
|AS VIII:3 (1933) 28/2: JOCKER. A sweet daddy.‘Prison Dict.’ in|
|Prison Days and Nights 150: The active participants [...] are known as ‘wolves’, ‘jockers’, ‘daddies’, etc.|
|Rough Stuff 185: Sometimes when a con. goes to a hole for disobeying the rules, the kid will break in after him by doing some minor offence, in order to be with what he calls his ‘joko’.|
|In For Life 99: The perennial bachelor [...] gained a certain amount of prestige in certain circles [...] from being known as a wolf, or a jocker, or a Turk.|
|in Sweet Daddy 40: Sol? Meanest jock alive.|
|On the Yard (2002) 35: The Spook pried open his clenched rump [...] ‘My, my,’ the Spook murmured, ‘not a feather on him. Some jocker’s due to score.’.|
|Animal Factory 12: The jockers will have one idea and the fairies will want to gobble you up.|
|Maledicta V:1+2 (Summer + Winter) 265: An aggressive homosexual, a jocker, forces himself upon a gump, a passive homosexual, or a punk, a weak person used for sex.|
|(con. early 1950s) L.A. Confidential 122: Say I took it. Tyrone give it! Man, I was the fuckin’ boss jocker on my dorm!|
|Plainclothes Naked (2002) 153: You think I’m gonna put on the red dress for you, right? You think you’re my daddy, huh Mac? You my jocker now, you piece of shit?|
|Bad Boy Boogie [ebook] ‘He needs protection. I want you to pretend this queen’s your punk, to keep the jockers off her’.|
4. (US) a lecher.
|Thief 44: I suppose all he wanted was to get a look at this girl [...] trying to get my goat the way an old jocker like that will.|