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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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The Belfast City Breakers will also be in the house although don't be expecting Mr Herc to give us a break-dancing demonstration - he first DJed in 1967.
Woodgate selected an extremely young side for the first friendly of the summer in Austria last week, fielding rookies Aynsley Pears, Nathan Wood, Djed Spence, Patrick Reading, Hayden Hackney, Hayden Coulson and Connor Malley in the first half and bringing on Zach Hemming, Ben Liddle, Rumarn Burrell, Luke Armstrong and Stephen Wearne after the break.
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Since the hardcore-cum-alternative-rock band broke up in 1988, the New York-born artist has released a number of solo acoustic albums, fronted the '90S alt band Sugar, experimented with electronic music and DJed a roving party called Blowoff that specializes in "gay bear disco." This summer, he'll release a solo album called Beauty and Ruin, with introspective, lyric-driven songs full of the power chords and rock-pop hooks that he first perfected with Du.
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They have DJed for the likes of Oasis, at Glastonbury, Reading, Bestival, V Festival and Oxegen.
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Zane, who recently DJed in Dundee and regularly visits friends in Glasgow for nights out, is excited about coming back to Dundee for the big festival.
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