Obie

Obie

[oh-bee]
noun
one of a group of awards given annually, beginning in 1956, by New York City's The Village Voice newspaper for achievement in the off-Broadway theater.

Origin:
pronunciation of OB, abbreviation of off Broadway

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Obie
one of the annual awards given to off-Broadway theater, 1967, from O.B. as the abbreviation of Off-Broadway.
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Obie
OB (that is, off Broadway)
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