shock jock


shock jock
noun
: a radio personality noted for provocative or inflammatory commentary

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a radio disc jockey who features offensive or controversial material.
[1985-90, Amer.]

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shock jock noun (informal)
A radio disc jockey who is intentionally outspoken or offensive
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shock jock UK US noun [countable] [singular shock jock plural shock jocks] mainly american informal
someone who broadcasts a radio programme in which they deliberately say shocking or offensive things
Thesaurus: people who work in television and radiohyponym well-known television and radio programmes and charactershyponym

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shock jock «shok jok», noun. Informal.
A radio host who stirs excitement with crude or controversial talk: »

"an era when blue-collar jokes and biting ethnic humor are as close as shock-jock radio" (Wall Street Journal).

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n. a disc jockey on a talk-radio show who expresses opinions in a deliberately offensive or provocative way

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noun, pl ⋯ jocks [count]
chiefly US : a person who talks on the radio and says things that are offensive to many people : a radio disc jockey who says shocking things

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ˈshock jock 7 [shock jock] noun (informal, especially NAmE)
a ↑disc jockey on a radio show who deliberately expresses opinions or uses language that many people find offensive

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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