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An abbreviation of "disc jockey," one who selects and plays music for the public, as on a radio station or at a party or event. Man, this DJ is terrible—no one is dancing. I love that DJ's radio show—she always plays the best music.
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disk jockey

and deejay and disc jockey and DJ
n. a radio announcer who introduces music from phonograph records. (see also veejay.) The disk jockey couldn’t pronounce the name of the singing group.
See also: disk, jockey


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