disc jockey

noun
variants: or
|Updated on: 18 Jun 2018

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

Recent Examples of disc jockey from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'disc jockey.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of disc jockey

1940

in the meaning defined above

See Words from the same year
NEW! Time Traveler

DISC JOCKEY Defined for English Language Learners

disc jockey

Definition of disc jockey for English Language Learners

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


DISC JOCKEY Defined for Kids

disc jockey

noun

Definition of disc jockey for Students

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


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up disc jockey? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

to recoil in dread or terror

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Name More Food!

True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!