disc jockey

noun
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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

Examples of disc jockey in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In this instant cult classic from filmmaker Andrew Patterson, a young 1950s disc jockey (Jake Horowitz) and a geeky switchboard operator (Sierra McCormick) investigate a possible conspiracy designed to hide the existence of UFOs. Clark Collis, EW.com, 22 July 2022 While working as a disc jockey in his early 20s, Engvall was in a nightclub one evening with friends, who urged him to get up on stage and try his hand at stand-up. Nick Clement, Variety, 26 May 2022 The memorial event is being organized by metro Detroit music promoters Brian Major and Roger Burghdoff, along with veteran Detroit rock disc jockey Doug Podell. Brian Mccollum, Detroit Free Press, 27 Jan. 2022 Johnson; celebrated disc jockey and 92Q radio host DJ Quicksilva; and Baltimore’s DJ Tanz. Micha Green, Baltimore Sun, 19 Apr. 2022 The guest speaker will be former radio personality and disc jockey Larry Morrow, who served as a Marine. Alexis Oatman, cleveland, 25 May 2022 The influential disc jockey and music executive was 55. Laura Blasey, Los Angeles Times, 19 Apr. 2022 DJ Kay Slay, prolific hip-hop disc jockey and record executive, died Sunday due to complications from COVID-19. Jessica Wang, EW.com, 18 Apr. 2022 The disc jockey and record executive, whose real name was Keith Grayson, died Sunday evening after a four-month battle with COVID-19. Nicholas Rice, PEOPLE.com, 18 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of disc jockey

1940, in the meaning defined above

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“Disc jockey.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/disc%20jockey. Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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disc jockey

noun

Kids Definition of disc jockey

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

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