One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A person who works at a desk; an office worker.
- ‘Mind, when I did my English degree I didn't reckon on being a terminally bored desk jockey, you might reasonably point out.’
- ‘The team of soldiers included a newly appointed staff sergeant, a dedicated veteran, a trained fighter, and a desk jockey who was suddenly thrust into battle.’
- ‘These people are desk jockeys that enjoy expensive lunches.’
- ‘The switch from tracksuited gaffer to desk jockey has complicated the job no end and few now survive long at any one club.’
- ‘For those of you new to this whole ‘Internet’ thing, a googler is a desk jockey who's become so adept at finding idiosyncratic (and sometimes even relevant) things on the Net's finest search engine that they actually warrant a title.’
- ‘Icy air bit into our lungs and sweat trickled under multiple layers of clothing: it's moments like those that make desk jockeys like us feel truly alive.’
- ‘Massive corporate desk jockeys aren't always in the best of physical condition.’
- ‘I'm told that at any one time, 4,000 Gardaí are serving in stations up and down the country as desk jockeys.’
- ‘I don't really care about all that because I'm a desk jockey - a professional paper pusher.’
- ‘Given the rarity value of what had been set before us, how many more words would the desk jockeys back in head office demand?’
- ‘Father, I joined up to be a soldier, not a desk jockey.’
- ‘In his success, desk jockeys everywhere are allowed to think that they still have a chance at athletic prowess.’
- ‘Most people expect a major to be a balding, thickly mustached and overweight desk jockey.’
- ‘My father worked as a desk jockey at some office in Boston.’
- ‘But the real growth in adventure racing is in shorter races aimed at weekday desk jockeys looking for fun and adventure outside of billable hours.’
1940s: on the pattern of disc jockey.
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