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disc jockey

a person who conducts a radio broadcast consisting of recorded music, informal talk, commercial announcements, etc.
a person who selects, plays, and announces records at a discotheque.
Also, disk jockey.
Origin of disc jockey
1940-45, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for disc jockey
  • Live performers or a disc jockey provide music for after-dinner dancing.
  • It features an open mic night and music, either with a disc jockey or live.
  • In his spare time, he was a disc jockey for the campus radio station.
  • Fritz worked as a weekend and holiday disc jockey at the local radio station while in high school.
  • Provides show number and artist indexes for the series that eventually became a disc jockey show.
British Dictionary definitions for disc jockey

disc jockey

a person who announces and plays recorded music, esp pop music, on a radio programme, etc DJ, dj
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Slang definitions & phrases for disc jockey

disc jockey

noun phrase

(Variations: deejay or Dee-Jay or DJ or dj) A radio performer who plays and comments on phonograph records; also, the person who plays records at a discotheque: the thunder-voiced DJ (1941+)

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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