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emcee

[em-see] /ˈɛmˈsi/
noun
1.
master of ceremonies.
verb (used with object), emceed, emceeing.
2.
to act as master of ceremonies for.
verb (used without object), emceed, emceeing.
3.
to act as master of ceremonies.
Origin
1935
1935-35, Americanism; spelling form of m.c.
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British Dictionary definitions for emcee

emcee

/ˌɛmˈsiː/
noun
1.
a master of ceremonies
verb -cees, -ceeing, -ceed
2.
to act as master of ceremonies (for or at)
Word Origin
C20: from the abbreviation MC
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Word Origin and History for emcee
n.

1933, abbreviation of M.C., for master of ceremonies, a phrase attested from the 1660s.

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Slang definitions & phrases for emcee

emcee

Related Terms

mc


MC

noun

A master of ceremonies (1929+)

verb

: MC'd by Bob Hope/ George Jessel emceed the event


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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Related Abbreviations for emcee

emcee

master of ceremonies
The American Heritage® Abbreviations Dictionary, Third Edition
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