emcee
I. noun Etymology: MC Date: circa 1933 master of ceremonies II. verb (emceed; emceeing) Date: 1937 transitive verb to act as master of ceremonies of <
emcee an awards dinner
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intransitive verb to act as master of ceremonies

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • emcee — 1933, abbrev. of M.C., for master of ceremonies …   Etymology dictionary

  • emcee — N. Amer. informal ► NOUN ▪ a master of ceremonies. ► VERB (emcees, emceed, emceeing) ▪ act as a master of ceremonies for or at. ORIGIN representing the pronunciation of MC(Cf. ↑MC) …   English terms dictionary

  • emcee — ☆ emcee [em′sē′ ] vt., vi. emceed, emceeing [< MC, sense 1] to act as master of ceremonies (for) n. a master of ceremonies …   English World dictionary

  • emcee — I UK [ˌemˈsiː] / US [ˌemˈsɪ] noun [countable] Word forms emcee : singular emcee plural emcees 1) music someone who says the words in rap music 2) American a master of ceremonies II UK [ˌemˈsiː] / US [ˌem ˈsɪ] verb [intransitive/transitive] Word… …   English dictionary

  • emcee — em|cee [ˌem ˈsi:] n AmE [Date: 1900 2000; Origin: M. C., short for master of ceremonies] master of ceremonies someone who introduces the performers on a television or radio programme or at a social event ▪ a game show emcee >emcee v [I and T] …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • emcee — [[t]e̱msi͟ː[/t]] emcees, emceeing, emceed 1) N COUNT An emcee is the same as a master of ceremonies. [AM] 2) VERB To emcee an event or performance something means to act as master of ceremonies for it. [AM] [V n] I m going to be emceeing a… …   English dictionary

  • emcee — MC noun (C) AmE someone who is in charge of a social event or programme and introduces various people or performers; master of ceremonies: She s emcee of her radio show. emcee verb (I, T) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • Emcee — (n.) 1. performer at a nightclub, dance party, etc., who raps over the top of the deejay s music; 2. perform as an emcee. Also, MC (from Master of Ceremonies ) …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • emcee — Australian Slang n 1. performer at a nightclub, dance party, etc., who raps over the top of the deejay s music; 2. perform as an emcee. Also, MC (from Master of Ceremonies ) …   English dialects glossary

  • emcee — em|cee1 [ ,em si ] noun count AMERICAN someone who introduces speakers or performers at a social event or show: MASTER OF CEREMONIES emcee em|cee 2 [ ,em si ] verb intransitive or transitive to introduce speakers or performers at a social event… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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