- to act as master of ceremonies for.
- to act as master of ceremonies.
Origin of emcee
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Examples from the Web for emcee
At the same time she moonlighted for 11 years as the emcee of the Disney-syndicated game show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?Can Meredith Vieira Break the Daytime Curse?
September 4, 2014
Alan Cumming shimmered darkly and brilliantly as the emcee in the Cabaret performance.
The idea, presumably, is that booking a “big” name to emcee a reality-TV show will bring in more viewers.Why Is It So Hard to Be a Reality-TV Host?
April 25, 2013
As the music started up, Patsy proved the emcee and her father right.Pearl Harbor’s Anniversary Sparks Memories of a Long-Ago Dance Contest
December 7, 2012
Taking on the role of emcee, Jimmy Kimmel shared a few housekeeping reminders with the audience.White House Correspondents Dinner: 9 Best Moments (Video)
April 29, 2012
- a master of ceremonies
- to act as master of ceremonies (for or at)
C20: from the abbreviation MC
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Word Origin and History for emcee
1933, abbreviation of M.C., for master of ceremonies, a phrase attested from the 1660s.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper