verb (used with object), em·ceed, em·cee·ing.
to act as master of ceremonies for.
verb (used without object), em·ceed, em·cee·ing.
to act as master of ceremonies.
Origin of emcee
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Related Words for emceedpreside, function, handle, superintend, umpire, act, serve, direct, boss, govern, command, conduct, run, chair, emcee
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a master of ceremonies
verb -cees, -ceeing or -ceed
to act as master of ceremonies (for or at)
Word Origin for emcee
C20: from the abbreviation MC
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1933, abbreviation of M.C., for master of ceremonies, a phrase attested from the 1660s.
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