dee·​jay | \ ˈdē-ˌjā How to pronounce deejay (audio) \

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deejay verb

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Recent Examples on the Web When a deejay was absent, Melvin’s best friend Jack Schuler lasted all of one minute, visibly trembling and feeling nauseous about the thought of going on air. Ericka Blount Danois, Essence, "Play Another Slow Jam: An Oral History of The Quiet Storm," 26 June 2020 Malik, a graduate of The Ohio State University who now lives in Columbus and works as a deejay for the Columbus Crew and the OSU basketball program, then welcomed the crowd. Mary Jane Brewer, cleveland, "Siblings lead Sunday rally for racial justice on Medina’s Public Square," 7 June 2020 From the archives Ten years ago, deejay and singer-songwriter Moby purchased Wolf’s Lair, a 1927 Hollywood Hills castle-like fortress of 3.3 acres, for $3.925 million. Los Angeles Times, "Hot Property newsletter: Real estate is about to get real," 18 Apr. 2020 Park officials estimated about 1,350 parents and children packed the venue Oct. 26 for games, indoor trick or treating, a bouncy house, face painting, a magician, deejay and various games. Denys Bucksten,, "Mundelein’s Boo Bash reigns despite downpour," 28 Oct. 2019 Shafer, a country rocker from Mount Clemens, was a deejay and right-hand man for Kid Rock. Christina Hall, Detroit Free Press, "Prosecutor: Uncle Kracker helped 'diffuse' situation, 'prevent a scuffle' from escalating," 18 Oct. 2019 Open to children ages 3 and up with an adult, this costumed dance will feature a deejay and dessert buffet. Jennifer Johnson,, "Halloween-themed activities abound in Park Ridge, Niles, Morton Grove, Lincolnwood," 6 Oct. 2019 The deejay game is always strong in the MAMGA parade, and Tuesday’s offerings were nothing short of teeth-rattling. Michael Dumas, al, "MAMGA serves up bold, brassy Mammoth parade on Fat Tuesday," 26 Feb. 2020 Poking fun at how Diplo, 40, livestreamed Joe, 29, and Sophie Turner‘s Las Vegas wedding earlier this year, the music video follows the deejay’s persistent attempt to contact Joe and apologize for ruining his and Sophie’s private moment. Karen Mizoguchi,, "Diplo Pokes Fun at Ruining Joe Jonas' Wedding in New Country-Themed Collab with the Jonas Brothers," 27 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of deejay

circa 1948, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for deejay

disc jockey

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8 Jul 2020

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“Deejay.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Jul. 2020.

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