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

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But the resulting work, chronicling events in a Parisian nocturnal demimonde of the recent past from the point of view of a club deejay, is vivid and discomfiting: The bartender from the Kat calls me one morning, late, drunk. Luc Sante, Harper's magazine, "A Crew of Variegated Weirdos," 10 Jan. 2019 Her husband, Ethan, a radio deejay, works to understand his wife’s obsession, but only a freak interaction with the neighbors begins to help the couple heal. Chicago Tribune,, "Algren Award finalist: "Nothing Less Than 20,000 Watts" by Susan Finch," 2 June 2018 When doors open for Sunday brunch, a deejay starts spinning and kids start dancing. Vickie Snow Jurkowski, Daily Southtown, "Guide to outdoor dining in Chicago suburbs: Girl in the Park in Orland Park," 5 July 2018 Activities will begin at 6:30 p.m. with children’s entertainment and a deejay, followed by live music at 8 p.m., the Park Ridge Park District said. Jennifer Johnson,, "Fireworks, Kiddie Parade return to Park Ridge for July 4th holiday," 26 June 2018 The Boys of Summerland, a deejay set with Alexakis and others, however, will not be part of the Summerland tour as planned. Vickie Snow Jurkowski, Daily Southtown, "Alt rock acts Everclear, Marcy Playground, Local H to headline new Joliet festival," 6 June 2018 Guest deejays will spin vinyl Friday nights starting in May at Cork & Kerry, 10614 S. Western Ave. in Chicago (773-445-2675 or Vickie Snow Jurkowski, Daily Southtown, "Beverly Records ready with exclusive vinyl releases for Record Store Day," 12 Apr. 2018 Through music, in an awesome twist of fate, a deejay introduced me to the man that would become my biggest fan and my life partner. Shanon Lee, Good Housekeeping, "My Husband Cheating Was the Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me," 22 June 2015 The uniquely talented Illinois native will reportedly take the stage alongside the emerging deejay Whethan on Friday afternoon — and may join Post Malone during the second set of shows next weekend. Jordan Runtagh,, "Yodeling Kid Mason Ramsey Will Make His Coachella Debut This Weekend," 13 Apr. 2018

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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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