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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Chris Carter, the Los Angeles disc jockey and longtime host of the show Breakfast with the Beatles, believes the lackluster performance is evidence that Lennon’s and his entourage’s partying and drug usage had gotten out of control. David Gambacorta, Longreads, "Took You By Surprise: John and Paul’s Lost Reunion," 25 June 2019 After giving a short speech, the disc jockey gave the signal, and a massive explosion rocked the foundations of Comiskey, leaving behind a large crater and sending shards of vinyl into the sky. Corbin Reiff, Billboard, "The Chicago White Sox's Attempt to Commemorate Disco Demolition Night Was an Exceptionally Misguided Exercise," 14 June 2019 Admission is free and the old-fashioned community event includes games, food, family activities, a silent auction, a disc jockey and music. Ramona Sentinel, "Rotary kicks off fireworks campaign," 13 June 2019 Victor was building a side business as a disc jockey and rarely came to the Proven Data office, which was then in Mark’s house in White Plains, New York, Storfer said. Renee Dudley, ProPublica, "The Trade Secret Firms That Promised High-Tech Ransomware Solutions Almost Always Just Pay the Hackers," 15 May 2019 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

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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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