There are 2 definitions of DJ in English:

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Syllabification: DJ

noun (plural DJs)

  • 1A person who introduces and plays recorded popular music on the radio: he was the only DJ to play our last release on the radio
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    • He's a DJ at an alternative radio station.
    • He was BBC Radio One's longest-serving DJ, having joined the station at its inception in 1967.
    • The former salesman is working as a DJ at a local radio station on the Isle of Man as he tries to raise the cash for his flight.
  • 1.1A person who plays recorded dance music at a club or party: a DJ will spin tunes
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    • Local bands and live performance are becoming less common as gambling machines and DJs become more lucrative for small venue operators.
    • Sabu is a rave DJ who spends his time spinning vinyl out in the fields.
    • Dowse's new movie is about a popular Ibiza DJ who loses his hearing.
  • 1.2A person who uses samples of recorded music to make dance or rap music: a band with a DJ scratching away furiously in the background
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    • The sections nevertheless merge into one another, like the pictorial equivalent of a DJ's musical mix.
    • Any firm meaning, political or otherwise, in his later efforts surfaces and then disintegrates in much the same way that the DJ mixes songs.
    • His instrument is the turntable, and he is credited with being among the first DJs to sample and mix the works of others into unique compositions.

verb (DJ's, DJ'ing, DJ'd)

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  • Play recorded music on the radio or at a club or party: he DJ’ed for 5 hours nonstop
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    • Junior has DJ'd at a number of leading venues in London.
    • My boyfriend DJ'd here while we were visiting London this past summer.
    • He has been DJ'ing on Radio One for longer than I've been alive.

Origin

1940s: abbreviation of disc jockey.

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There are 2 definitions of DJ in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈdiːdʒeɪ/

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noun

(plural DJs) British
  • A dinner jacket.

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