- Someone who does nothing all day but sit behind a desk.Often used to describe someone in a cool, manly type profession (Air Force, Mountain Climbing) but who doesn't actually do anything cool or manly, just preens about as if he actually has a life.
Chris keeps going on and on about fighter jets, but he's just a desk jockey. The only thing he ever really flew is off the handle.
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desk jockey — ˈdesk ˌjockey noun [countable] informal JOBS someone who does all their work at a desk in an office: • Samuel began his career as a desk jockey at a government agency in Detroit. * * * desk jockey UK US noun [C] ► INFORMAL WORKPLA … Financial and business terms
desk jockey — [n] an office worker clerical worker, desk worker, pencil driver, pencil pusher, pen pusher, white collar worker; concept 348 … New thesaurus
desk jockey — noun (derogatory) A clerical worker • • • Main Entry: ↑desk … Useful english dictionary
desk jockey — n. someone who works at a desk in an office. (Patterned on disc jockey.) □ I couldn’t stand being a cooped up desk jockey. □ The desk jockeys at our place don’t get paid very well … Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions
desk jockey — noun One who spends his or her time seated at a desk; especially one who is more concerned with procedure, paperwork, or administration than with its ultimate goal or practical consequence. The production manager was annoyed because some desk… … Wiktionary
desk jockey — Office worker. ► “An editorial notes that the one dimensional desk jockey who has spent little time outside of corporate walls will have a difficult time making it in the restaurant industry.” (Nation’s Restaurant News, Aug. 29, 1994, p. 21) … American business jargon
desk jockey — /ˈdɛsk dʒɒki/ (say desk jokee) noun Colloquial an office worker … Australian English dictionary
desk jockey — noun Date: 1980 a person whose job involves working at a desk … New Collegiate Dictionary
desk jockey — noun N. Amer. informal, chiefly derogatory a person who works at a desk; an office worker … English new terms dictionary
desk jockey — n. person who works at a desk in an office … English slang