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emcee (n.)

1933, emsee, from pronunciation of M.C. (1790), abbreviation of master of ceremonies, a noun phrase attested from the 1660s. As a verb, M.C. is attested by 1938.

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Definitions of emcee from WordNet
1
emcee (v.)
act as a master of ceremonies;
Synonyms: compere
2
emcee (n.)
a person who acts as host at formal occasions (makes an introductory speech and introduces other speakers);
Synonyms: master of ceremonies / host
From wordnet.princeton.edu