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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Retired science reporter Pete Spotts, a recent high school graduate riveted by the coverage, thought about calling in sick for work as a disc jockey. The Christian Science Monitor, "The yeoman service to save Yemen," 19 July 2019 Craig Reines, chief operating officer at Sitel Philippines, mentions an incident where a radio disc jockey in England called his internet provider to cancel his account. James Hookway, WSJ, "Philippine Call Centers Try to Put Threat of Automation on Hold," 6 Aug. 2018 Early in his career, Farrell became a disc jockey for radio stations in New Mexico, Arizona, Texas, Missouri and Illinois. Lexy Perez, The Hollywood Reporter, "Reed Farrell, Former AFTRA President, Dies at 89," 23 July 2019 Skaggs was the resident disc jockey in the Angels’ clubhouse, always discovering the latest and loudest music. Los Angeles Times, "The Sports Report: An emotional farewell to Tyler Skaggs," 23 July 2019 The event will include a water slide, a disc jockey and local marine life will be showcased. Jennifer Bolton, Houston Chronicle, "La Porte chamber offers fishing tourney for anglers, kids," 17 July 2019 Latoya Hanson who was recruited to be the then duo’s elemental disc jockey. Kimberly Wilson, Essence, "Salt-N-Pepa Sued By Former Band Mate DJ Spinderella," 12 July 2019 Spann was the morning drive disc jockey and the play-by-play guy for high school football games on Friday nights. Bob Carlton | Bcarlton@al.com, al.com, "The James Spann you never knew," 2 July 2019 Amy Gramlich was a member of The GoGos, a mobile disc jockey group named after the famous all-female rock band, which the DJ group saw as their role models. Jazmin Rose, NBC News, "Viral video of a mom DJing shines light on a Filipino American music pioneer," 29 June 2019

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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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