disc jockey

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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

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On Thursday night, about 200 migrants danced in the town square as a disc jockey played reggaeton music from the balcony of the mayor’s office. José De Córdoba And Juan Montes, WSJ, "On the Caravan Trail, Grueling Conditions Take Toll on Migrants," 26 Oct. 2018 The assault occurred after the disc jockey said the group wanted him to play heavy-metal music. Erik Lacitis, The Seattle Times, "‘Bucolic’ Whidbey Island surprised at skinhead headlines — and recent Lynnwood assault," 31 Dec. 2018 Future shock: One of the worst places to watch a major-league game is the Diamondbacks’ Chase Field, a nonstop assault of one’s senses with loud music, a disc jockey and cheerleaders dancing on top of the dugouts. Paul Sullivan, chicagotribune.com, "Giants' Madison Bumgarner likes strategy having no DH creates in National League," 30 June 2018 Image Dan Ingram, a popular disc jockey whose wisecracks and double entendres rippled through the air at rock ’n’ roll stations in New York City from the early 1960s to the early 21st century, died on Sunday at his home in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Richard Sandomir, New York Times, "Dan Ingram, Irreverent Disc Jockey, Is Dead at 83," 25 June 2018 Nine people were arrested after a black disc jockey playing at a Lynnwood tavern early Saturday was physically attacked in a melee in which racial slurs were used. Erik Lacitis, The Seattle Times, "DJ at Lynnwood tavern attacked; 9 arrested in melee involving racial slurs," 8 Dec. 2018 During his four-year naval career, he was stationed in Adak, Alaska, and kept his colleagues entertained as the disc jockey of the base’s radio station. Anthony Clark Carpio, latimes.com, "Former Monterey High School principal Joe Dilibert passes away," 16 June 2018 Leigh Cordner, a former Marine who left his job as an FM disc jockey 30 years ago to join Medieval Times, directs the show. Kim Severson, New York Times, "Medieval Times Goes Modern, Replacing Its Kings With Queens," 29 Jan. 2018 Rachelle French can be heard on the radio these days as a disc jockey, currently working with Q-Rock 100.7 out of Joliet. David Sharos, Aurora Beacon-News, "Being a radio disc jockey comes naturally for Yorkville High School grad," 3 July 2018

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First Known Use of disc jockey

1940, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of disc jockey

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

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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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