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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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 Along with a nod to talented musicians, the book pays homage to such important cultural events as sock hops, the emergence of record stores, radio station disc jockeys and more. Courant Community, "Community News For The Manchester Edition," 2 July 2018 Investigators used genealogical information from a close relative and DNA evidence to identify the disc jockey, who uses the professional handle DJ Freez, as the suspect in the long unsolved killing. Washington Post, "DJ charged in teacher’s ‘92 killing a regular at kid events," 27 June 2018 Community celebration includes food, games, family activities, silent auction, a disc jockey and music. Ramona Sentinel, "Our Town Calendar of Events: June 28-July 3," 27 June 2018 The version of Varsity coming to Tempe will open in a three-story building at 501 Mill Ave. with spaces for dancing and disc jockeys, along with outside games. Jerod Macdonald-evoy, azcentral, "Bar with eyes on Tempe accused of racial discrimination at Texas location," 4 May 2018 Solomon, a longtime investment banker at the firm who also moonlights as a part-time disc jockey, became the top candidate for the job after rival Harvey Schwartz abruptly retired this spring. Adam Shell, USA TODAY, "Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein to step aside in December, report claims," 18 May 2018 In addition, a disc jockey will spin music and lots of vendors will be on hand offering free activities and giveaways. Luann Gibbs, Cincinnati.com, "Healthy Kids Day this Saturday," 23 Apr. 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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: someone who plays recorded music on the radio or at a party

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