desk jockey

desk jockey

noun Informal.
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:
1950–55; modeled on disk jockey

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Main Entry:  desk jockey
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a person who works at a desk in an office, esp. carrying out routine tasks
Etymology:  1943; patterned on disk jockey
Usage:  derogatory informal
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