disc jockey

noun
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Definition of disc jockey

: an announcer of a radio show of popular recorded music also : one who plays recorded music for dancing at a nightclub or party

Examples of disc jockey in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Her boyfriend, Joseph Hudson, a popular local disc jockey, was shot to death a few miles away on a path to a farm. Tim Prudente, baltimoresun.com, "Judge recommends retired Harford prosecutor Cassilly be reprimanded for withholding evidence in 1981 double murder," 17 Mar. 2021 In 1965 Saigon, disc jockey Adrian Cronauer turns Armed Forces Radio on its ear with his irreverent brand of humor. Ed Stockly, Los Angeles Times, "Movies on TV this week: ‘My Fair Lady’; ‘Marry Poppins’," 19 Mar. 2021 Hosted by famed disc jockey Murray the K, the performers included Ray Charles, The Righteous Brothers, The Supremes, Marvin Gaye, The Miracles, Herman’s Hermits, The Temptations and Patti LaBelle & The Bluebelles. Wire Services, cleveland, "‘Coming 2 America,’ ‘Raya and the Last Dragon’ & more: Best movies and TV shows streaming this week," 4 Mar. 2021 Joe Manganiello is Full Metal Mickey, the heavy metal-loving disc jockey caught in the middle. Mark Olsen Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times, "Indie Focus: Bob Odenkirk gets tough in ‘Nobody’," 26 Mar. 2021 Romantic rebellion inspires Dean, a Morrissey lookalike and wannabe who works in a small music store, to invade the hard-rock radio station KISS-FM and, at gunpoint, force disc jockey Full Metal Mickey (Joe Manganiello) to play a Smiths marathon. Armond White, National Review, "Shoplifters of the World — Teenage Rebellion, in a Generous Light," 26 Mar. 2021 Starting in 1946, disc jockey Gene Nobles made WLAC the most powerful station to broadcast R&B music, with its airwaves covering much of the Eastern U.S., and even finding a large audience in Jamaica. Dave Paulson, USA Today, "Nashville’s smoldering R&B scene where Jimi Hendrix ‘learned to play’ was invisible to Music City," 18 Feb. 2021 When a disc jockey suddenly quit, he was asked to take over the 9 a.m.-to-noon broadcast. New York Times, "Larry King, Breezy Interviewer of the Famous and Infamous, Dies at 87," 23 Jan. 2021 Marilyn Barnett, a tennis player, disc jockey and pioneering sports reporter who befriended a galaxy of celebrities as public-relations director for a series of upscale New Orleans hotels, died Sunday at her New Orleans home. John Pope, NOLA.com, "Marilyn Barnett, tennis player, sports reporter and confidante of the stars, dies at 97," 17 Jan. 2021

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First Known Use of disc jockey

1940, in the meaning defined above

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“Disc jockey.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/disc%20jockey. Accessed 10 May. 2021.

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disc jockey

noun

English Language Learners Definition of disc jockey

: a person who plays recorded music on the radio or at a party or nightclub

disc jockey

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Kids Definition of disc jockey

: someone who plays recorded music on the radio or at a party

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