emcee

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

Origin of emcee

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

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

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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