Disc Jockey Definition

noun
Webster's New World
An announcer who presents and comments on popular recorded music, especially on the radio.
American Heritage
A turntablist.
American Heritage
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Other Word Forms of Disc Jockey

Noun

Singular:
disc jockey
Plural:
disc-jockeys

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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  • disc + jockey

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