- (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.
- Also Em·mie. a female given name, form of Emma.
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Examples from the Web for emmy
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I remember thinking that I was going to win an Emmy that year for How I Met Your Mother.Oscars Host Neil Patrick Harris on His Best and Worst Emcee Moments (VIDEO)
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In its sixth season, Modern Family is still worthy of adoration from audiences—just not Emmy voters.Stop Hating on ‘Modern Family’ (But Also Stop Giving It Emmys)
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And then we won, and because of that everyone assumed we would then get nominated for an Emmy.
I nerdily follow awards stuff, and pretty much everyone expected you to also get Emmy nominations, too.
Emmy Lou is irresistibly lovable, because she is so absolutely real.Janet of the Dunes
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"We both think so—I mean we all think so," corrected Emmy Lou.
Mildred knew already what was impending in the romance of Emmy Lou.
I s'pose his property will go to Emmy and Serry, half and half.
Uncle left me the house eighty, and the valley eighty to Emmy.
- (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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Word Origin and History for emmy
statuette awarded by the American Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, 1949, said to be an alteration of Immy, from image.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper