Disc-jockey meaning

An announcer who presents and comments on popular recorded music, especially on the radio.
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A turntablist.
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A person who plays and mixes recorded music at nightclubs, over the radio, and/or as a backup musician for spoken word, or hip hop performers.
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Origin of disc-jockey

  • Previously also called record man, as in Philip Hamburger, Comment, “Comment,” The New Yorker, August 17, 1946, p. 14.

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  • Coined in 1935 by Walter Winchell to describe Martin Block. Appeared in print in Variety in 1941.

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