veejay | VJ

This page is about the slang term veejay | VJ.

Meaning: a presenter of music videos, usually on television

For example:

  • My niece has just got a job as a veejay on MTV.

  • People who work as VJ's don't have to know much about music, but they have to look good on TV and know the latest teenage slang.

Origin: A variation of deejay, from DJ, which itself is an abbreviation of "disc jockey". A disc jockey is someone who plays music on the radio or in a dance club.

Quick Quiz:

Which person is most likely to get a job as a veejay?

a. a bearded sixty-year-old man

b. an overweight forty-year-old woman

c. a cool-looking twenty-year-old guy

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Contributor: Matt Errey