jukebox

noun juke·box \ ˈjük-ˌbäks \
|Updated on: 10 Jul 2018

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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Origin and Etymology of 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


JUKEBOX Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of jukebox for English Language Learners

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



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