or disk jockey
a person who conducts a radio broadcast consisting of recorded music, informal talk, commercial announcements, etc.
a person who selects, plays, and announces records at a discotheque.
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Which of the following animal names traces its immediate origin to Portuguese?
Origin of disc jockey
An Americanism dating back to 1940–45
Words nearby disc jockey
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British Dictionary definitions for disc jockey
a person who announces and plays recorded music, esp pop music, on a radio programme, etcAbbreviation: DJ, dj
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