disc jockey

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disc + jockey

Coined in 1935 by Walter Winchell to describe Martin Block. Appeared in print in Variety in 1941.[1]

Previously also called record man, as in Philip Hamburger, Comment, “Comment,” The New Yorker, August 17, 1946, p. 14.

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disc jockey (plural disc jockeys)

  1. A person who plays and mixes recorded music at nightclubs, over the radio, and/or as a backup musician for spoken word, or hip hop performers.

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  1. ^ Fisher, Marc. Something in the Air. Random House. pp. 13. ISBN 978-0-375-50907-0.

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disc jockey m f (plural disc jockeys)

  1. disc jockey

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