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disk jockey


disc jockey

or disk 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.
Origin of disc jockey
1940-45, Americanism Unabridged
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  • He had caught a disk jockey in the process of introducing a record.

    The Blue Ghost Mystery Harold Leland Goodwin
  • Rick turned on the radio, tried for a weather report, and settled for a Miami disk jockey who was playing some good records.

    The Wailing Octopus Harold Leland Goodwin
British Dictionary definitions for disk 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 disk 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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