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jukebox

play
noun juke·box \ˈjük-ˌbäks\

Simple Definition of jukebox

  • : a machine that plays music when money is put into it

Full Definition of jukebox

  1. :  a coin-operated phonograph or compact-disc player that automatically plays recordings selected from its list

Origin of jukebox

from dialect jukehouse brothel, from juke to have sexual intercourse with, of Atlantic Creole origin; akin to Jamaican English juk to poke, stab, Krio chuk


First Known Use: 1939



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