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shock jock

noun
1.
a radio disc jockey or host who features offensive or controversial material.
Origin
1985-90, Americanism
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British Dictionary definitions for shock-jock

shock jock

noun
1.
(informal) a radio disc jockey who is deliberately controversial or provocative
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Slang definitions & phrases for shock-jock

shock jock

noun phrase

A radio entertainer who uses vulgar and sensational language: The Federal Communications Commission is warning ''shock jocks'' that they will be fined if they broadcast indecent material during daylight hours (late 1980s+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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