nounNorth American informal, chiefly derogatory
A person who works at a desk; an office worker.
- My father worked as a desk jockey at some office in Boston.
- I don't really care about all that because I'm a desk jockey - a professional paper pusher.
- 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.
On the pattern of disc jockey.
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Syllabification: desk jock·ey
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