bench jockey

bench jockey

noun Chiefly Baseball.
a vociferous player, coach, or manager who makes a specialty of baiting or harassing the umpires or opposing players, usually from the bench.

Origin:
1935–40

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  1. n.
    a player who sits on the bench and calls out advice. : The coach told all the bench jockeys to shut up.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
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