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emcee

[em-see]
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noun
  1. master of ceremonies.
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verb (used with object), em·ceed, em·cee·ing.
  1. to act as master of ceremonies for.
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verb (used without object), em·ceed, em·cee·ing.
  1. to act as master of ceremonies.
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Origin of emcee

1935–35, Americanism; spelling form of the abbreviation MC or M.C.
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Related Words for emcee

moderator, ringmaster, emcee, owner, manager, entertainer, anchor, presenter, preside, keeper, proprietor, innkeeper, function, handle, superintend, umpire, act, serve, direct, boss

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British Dictionary definitions for emcee

emcee

noun
  1. a master of ceremonies
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verb -cees, -ceeing or -ceed
  1. to act as master of ceremonies (for or at)
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Word Origin for emcee

C20: from the abbreviation MC
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Word Origin and History for emcee

n.

1933, abbreviation of M.C., for master of ceremonies, a phrase attested from the 1660s.

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