jukebox

[jook-boks]
noun
a coin-operated phonograph, typically in a gaudy, illuminated cabinet, having a variety of records that can be selected by push button.
Also called juke.


Origin:
1915–20; juke (joint) + box1

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jukebox (ˈdʒuːkˌbɒks)
 
n
a coin-operated machine, usually found in pubs, clubs, etc, that contains records, CDs, or videos, which are played when selected by a customer
 
[C20: from Gullah juke bawdy (as in juke house brothel) + box1]

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jukebox
1937, from jook joint (1935), Black English slang, from juke, joog "wicked, disorderly," in Gullah (the creolized English of the coastlands of S.C., Ga., and northern Fla.), from Wolof and Bambara dzug "unsavory."
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jukebox definition

hardware, storage
A hardware mechanism for allowing access to one of a group of discs, especially CD-ROMs or other optical media.
[Or magnetic tapes?]
(1996-12-10)

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Example sentences
Rock dust on the green felt, cowboy ballads on the jukebox.
They ponder the selections in their table-top jukebox.
Then there were slot machines and a jukebox business and an ice-cream parlour.
In the culture of the jukebox, even the piano seemed old-fashioned.
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