Emmy

Emmy

[em-ee]
noun, plural Emmys.
1.
(sometimes lowercase) any of several statuettes awarded annually by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for excellence in television programming, production, or performance.
2.
Also, Emmie. a female given name, form of Emma.
Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony.
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Emmy (ˈɛmɪ)
 
n , pl -mys, -mies
(in the US) one of the gold-plated statuettes awarded annually for outstanding television performances and productions
 
[C20: alteration of Immy, short for image orthicon tube]

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Emmy
"statuette awarded by the American Academy of Television Arts and Sciences," 1949, said to be an alteration of Immy, from image.
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