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jukebox

[ jook-boks ]
/ ˈdʒukˌbɒks /
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noun

a coin-operated phonograph, typically in a gaudy, illuminated cabinet, having a variety of records that can be selected by push button.

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Origin of jukebox

1915–20; juke2 (joint) + box1
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British Dictionary definitions for jukebox

jukebox
/ (ˈdʒuːkˌbɒks) /

noun

a coin-operated machine, usually found in pubs, clubs, etc, that contains records, CDs, or videos, which are played when selected by a customer

Word Origin for jukebox

C20: from Gullah juke bawdy (as in juke house brothel) + box 1
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