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[em-ee] /ˈɛm i/
noun, plural Emmys.
(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, Emmie. a female given name, form of Emma.
Can be confused
Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony. Unabridged
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noun (pl) -mys, -mies
(in the US) one of the gold-plated statuettes awarded annually for outstanding television performances and productions
Word Origin
C20: alteration of Immy, short for image orthicon tube
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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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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