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Edgar

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/ ˈɛd gər /
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noun
an award given annually in various categories of mystery writing.
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Origin of Edgar

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First recorded in 1945–50; named after Edgar Allan Poe

Other definitions for Edgar (2 of 2)

Edgar2
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/ ˈɛd gər /

noun
a male given name: from Old English words meaning “rich, happy” and “spear.”
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How to use Edgar in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for Edgar

Edgar
/ (ˈɛdɡə) /

noun
944–975 ad, king of Mercia and Northumbria (957–975) and of England (959–975)
?1074–1107, king of Scotland (1097–1107), fourth son of Malcolm III. He overthrew his uncle Donald to gain the throne
David. born 1948, British dramatist, noted for political plays such as Destiny (1976), Maydays (1983), and Albert Speer (1999): he adapted (1980) Nicholas Nickleby and (1991) Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde for the RSC
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