shock jock
noun Date: 1986 a radio personality noted for provocative or inflammatory commentary

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  • Shock Jock — was an Australian television comedy series, broadcast on TV1.The series lasted for two series (2001–2002) and was created by comedian Tim Ferguson. It also starred Tim Ferguson along with Matthew Dyktynski, Michael Veitch, Tom Budge, Rod Mullinar …   Wikipedia

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  • shock jock — n especially AmE [Date: 1900 2000; Origin: jock from disc jockey] someone on a radio show who plays music and talks about subjects that offend many people …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • shock jock — shock jocks N COUNT A shock jock is a radio disc jockey who deliberately uses language or expresses opinions that many people find offensive. [INFORMAL] …   English dictionary

  • shock jock — shock′ jock n. sbz a radio disc jockey who features offensive or controversial material • Etymology: 1985–90, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • shock jock — n. [ SHOCK1 (adj. ) + JOCK2] Slang a radio talk show host who features material that is deliberately offensive, vulgar, etc …   English World dictionary

  • shock jock — noun : a radio personality noted for provocative or inflammatory commentary * * * a radio disc jockey who features offensive or controversial material. [1985 90, Amer.] * * * shock jock noun (informal) A radio disc jockey who is intentionally… …   Useful english dictionary

  • shock jock — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms shock jock : singular shock jock plural shock jocks mainly American informal someone who broadcasts a radio programme in which they deliberately say shocking or offensive things …   English dictionary

  • shock jock — a radio disc jockey who features offensive or controversial material. [1985 90, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

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