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desk jockey

noun, Informal.
1.
an office worker who sits at a desk, often as contrasted with someone who does more important or active work:
desk jockeys at the CIA.
Origin
1950-1955
1950-55; modeled on disk jockey
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Contemporary definitions for desk jockey
noun

a person who works at a desk in an office, esp. carrying out routine tasks

Word Origin

1943; patterned on disk jockey

Usage Note

derogatory informal

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Slang definitions & phrases for desk jockey

desk jockey

noun phrase

An office worker: Let some desk jockey in the home office envy you (1950s+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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