deejay

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

Definition of deejay

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deejay verb

Examples of deejay in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The five-star commitment was an event with an in-house deejay, merchandise table and snacks offered. Nick Alvarez | Nalvarez@al.com, al, 10 July 2022 Just him and the deejay, which is a bit of a rarity in hip-hop today. Journal Sentinel, 2 July 2022 And when there was a break in the nearly two hours of football and fun, Ndubuisi was right by Capstick's side, chatting with him and inviting teammates to show off their dance moves to the music of a live deejay. José M. Romero, The Arizona Republic, 18 June 2022 Following in his father's musical footsteps, Ian was a deejay. Shafiq Najib, PEOPLE.com, 11 June 2022 Michelle Reyes, a 37-year-old special education instructor and deejay who lives in Santa Ana, has always loved the holiday because of the annual party in her family’s backyard. Los Angeles Times, 4 July 2021 But while the deejay might be strangely tone deaf, West Side Story's Ariana DeBose pulled focus with her historic win, which, in comparison, struck all the right notes. Lester Fabian Brathwaite, EW.com, 28 Mar. 2022 Co-creator Martin Lawrence plays Martin Payne, a deejay in Detroit for WZUP who later becomes the host of a public-access talk show. Julie Hinds, Freep.com, 18 Mar. 2022 Following in his father's musical footsteps, Ian was a deejay. Katie Campione, PEOPLE.com, 22 Jan. 2022 See More

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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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21 Jul 2022

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“Deejay.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/deejay. Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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