juke·​box | \ ˈjük-ˌbäks \

Definition of jukebox

: a coin-operated phonograph or compact-disc player that automatically plays recordings selected from its list Cable TV … is now bringing you an all-music-video network that is the TV equivalent of a barroom jukebox.— Peter Ainslie broadly : any automatic music player that plays selections from a publicly available list

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There are jukeboxes and glass ketchup bottles, plus a blackboard with the daily special written in chalk. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "Carnegie Deli Returns to New York City, With a Little Help from The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel," 30 Nov. 2018 The pair ends up at a pub, where Corden serves as bartender and encourages patrons to use the jukebox. Fox News, "James Corden tears up during Paul McCartney's Liverpool 'Carpool Karaoke' visit," 2 Oct. 2018 The Black Keys and Gary Clark, Jr., have played here; Jack Black once danced on the stage all night; Axl Rose had the staff unplug the jukebox; and Tom Morello played DJ sets every night during one of his tours with Bruce Springsteen. Carrie Hutchinson, Condé Nast Traveler, "10 Best Venues & Places for Live Music in Melbourne," 10 Sep. 2018 Bonus: Estelle’s has a jukebox—a truly retro American gem. Audrey Gorden, RedEye Chicago, "Fried Twinkies, ribs and American beer: Fourth of July specials to hit up around Chicago," 4 July 2017 The pair ends up at a pub, where Corden serves as bartender and encourages patrons to use the jukebox. Fox News, "James Corden tears up during Paul McCartney's Liverpool 'Carpool Karoke' visit," 22 June 2018 There’s only a jukebox stocked with soul and blues classics, an old piano, and some tables and chairs and bar stools that wobble. John Carlisle, Detroit Free Press, "Tavern always on the rocks serves nostalgia with a twist," 18 June 2018 The track giving us the jukebox to give to the Nationwide Children’s Hospital was definitely the best moment as far as in-general or being outside the car. Jason Hoffman, Cincinnati.com, "Dale Earnhardt Jr. talk about life after racing, Kentucky Speedway and the Chevy Camaro," 13 July 2018 There’s also a sweet jukebox, and some surf boards are pretty cool. Jennifer Johnson, chicagotribune.com, "Memorabilia, merchandise and 'regular junk:' Steve Dahl to host garage sale at Des Plaines casino," 6 July 2018

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First Known Use of jukebox

1939, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for jukebox

from dialect jukehouse brothel, from juke to have sexual intercourse with, of Atlantic Creole origin; akin to Jamaican English juk to poke, stab, Krio chuk

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English Language Learners Definition of jukebox

: a machine that plays music when money is put into it

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