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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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 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

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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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