emcee

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Etymology[edit]

From the pronunciation of the abbreviation MC, master of ceremonies.

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Noun[edit]

emcee (plural emcees)

  1. Master of ceremonies (host of a game show or function).
    • 1943: Hardy Boys 22: The Flickering Torch Mystery by Franklin W. Dixon
      "I'm the emcee for tonight," he proclaimed. "I'll announce your program."
  2. (music) A rapper.

Verb[edit]

emcee (third-person singular simple present emcees, present participle emceeing, simple past and past participle emceed)

  1. To act as the master of ceremonies.
  2. (music) To rap as part of a hip-hop performance.

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