1. a jockey.
|Sporting Mag. XVIII. 385: A neat horseman, and quite at the top of the tree amongst Northern jocks .|
|Bell’s Life in Sydney 11 Oct. 4/3: He [i.e. a race horse] was met by those who came in pursuit, and was again mounted by his jock [...] We have no doubt that Mr. Forth intended to win with Doleful, and instructions to that effect were given to the jocks.|
|Era (London) 3 June 3/4: They must clap a fust-rate jock on his back, or I’m off the bargain.|
|Post and Paddock xii. 211: Many clever young jocks [...] who go everywhere, have ridden as many races by the time they are twenty .|
|Bell’s Life in Sydney 13 Nov. 3/2: The celebrated jock, Cory, led in Joe.|
|Bush-Life in Queensland II 70: The bell rings—the jocks are weighed; and as it rings again they make their way to the post.|
|Post to Finish II 237: I’m aware, of course, that I am called the ‘Aristocratic Jock’.|
|Sporting Times 1 Mar. 2/3: I’m no plunger, / But I’ll gamble the whole of my stock; / That there isn’t a horseman can beat him, / Be he gentleman rider or jock.|
|Truth (Sydney) 25 Nov. 6/2: Liddiard is a cut above the ordinary pony jock.|
|Barkeep Stories 84: ‘Now, gimme twenty t’ bet fer de jock’.|
|In Bad Company 394: A fine horseman and steeplechase jock.|
|Sydney Sportsman (Surry Hills, NSW) 20 Mar. 1/3: The same Patrick is one of the best pony jocksters extant.|
|Sun (NY) 9 Sept. 3/2: He was scrawling the names of the jocks on his programme.|
|Sun. Times (Perth) 23 Jan. 4/3: A buggy drove up to the door, containing an unregistered jockster and one of his ‘horsey’ companions.|
|Truth (Brisbane) 9 July 3/2: ‘No more dead uns for me,’ said a jockster to a brother pigskin artist recently.|
|Bulletin (Sydney) 12 Sept. 2/4: The stewards invariably perform this act in the case of any lad who gets a bit above himself – which accounts for the circumstance that the British jock [...] is about the most humble, self-abasing, forelock-dragger on God’s green earth.|
|TAD Lex. (1993) 16: Yes, yes, yes, but listen to me — I got this from the jock himself — This is in the bag.in Zwilling|
|Runyon on Broadway (1954) 372: He is a brother of Sonny Saunders, the jock.‘The Lemon Drop Kid’ in|
|Life in a Putty Knife Factory (1948) 151: Jocks [...] are strange people.|
|Long Good-Bye 298: The fix can be in any time somebody says so. There’s only one way a jock can win a race, but there’s twenty ways he can lose one.|
|Cogan’s Trade (1975) 96: He knows everybody, the jocks, the hot-walkers, everybody.|
|Tip on a Dead Crab 217: Watch this dumb move the jock makes on Machismo [...] Look at that! You ever seen a dumber rider.|
|Guardian Media 2 Aug. 16: Racing cannot come to terms with this. [...] Mrs Cecil and her shock jock have disturbed the natural order of things.|
|Black Tide (2012) [ebook] Their dad was a jock, got too big.|
2. in attrib. use of sense 1.
|Bell’s Life in Sydney 25 Dec. 2/3: A riglar out-and-out, down-the-road, up-to-a-trick-or-two, half-jock-half-jarvey coat.|
3. (US) an autombile driver.
|Cincinnati Enquirer (OH) 12 May 12/2: ‘I lamps a big limo [...] The jock wuz asleep’.|
4. (orig. US) a disc jockey.
|in Tomorrow Aug. 27: ‘A list of jocks and record reviewers’ – jocks being disc-jockeys or conductors of the record-playing programs on the radio [HDAS].|
|Associated Press 2 Dec. in DAS (1975) 294/1: Already the jukes and jocks are dinning our ears with Christmas songs .|
|Gentleman Junkie 69: The Conlan [record] gets the big push from this jock!‘This Is Jackie Spinning’ in|
|Jones Men 180: The girl was [...] half-listening to the eight-to-midnight jock on WBSB.|
|Life and Times of Little Richard 67: We relied on the jocks to push the records.|
|Corner (1998) 172: Fran [...] curses the radio jock for talking too much.|
|Indep. Rev. 16 Mar. 11: Radio 1 was falling over itself to show massive respect to its top jock.|
5. (US) a worker, an operator, e.g. construction jock, elevator jock [abbr. jockey n.2 (3b)].
|Doom Pussy 15: The helicopter jock from Little Rock.|
|Geek Love 57: Even this scummy old station jock was noticing.|
|Indep. Rev. 14 Jan. 14: The depot-jocks stared at his e-mail.|