- 1A person who introduces and plays recorded popular music on radio: he was the only DJ to play our last release on the radioMore example sentences
- 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 tunesMore example sentences
- 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.More example sentences
- 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)[no object] Back to top
- Play recorded music on radio or at a club or party: he DJ’ed for 5 hours non-stopMore example sentences
- 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.
1940s: abbreviation of disc jockey.