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Pronunciation: /ˈdiːdʒeɪ/

noun (plural DJs)

1A person who introduces and plays recorded popular music on radio: he was the only DJ to play our last release on the radio
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  • For Londoners at home on a Saturday night, the best soundtrack to cooking dinner is DJ Charlie Gillett's BBC London show.
  • Bingenheimer is a DJ on the American radio station KROQ.
  • He is still in my view the only DJ worth listening to on Auntie Beeb's flagship radio station.
1.1A person who plays recorded dance music at a club or party: a DJ will spin tunes
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  • 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.
  • The rock 'n' roll spirit carried over to many parties featuring live bands and DJs at downtown night spots.
1.2A person who uses samples of recorded music to make dance or rap music.
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  • 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.
  • A DJ record is essentially a new record made from the assembled parts of other records, reinterpreted and often unrecognizable from their original source.

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

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Play recorded music on radio or at a club or party: he DJ’ed for 5 hours non-stop
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  • At the time I started I'd only DJ'd in public about 5 times, and all of a sudden I was playing to sell-out crowds at one of the world's most famous clubs.
  • I also went to, and DJ'd at, a lot of the illegal parties which were going on at the time.
  • Last night I DJ'd and to be honest I rather wished I hadn't.

Origin

1940s: abbreviation of disc jockey.

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DJ 2 Line breaks: DJ
Pronunciation: /ˈdiːdʒeɪ/

noun (plural DJs)

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