[ em-ee ]
/ ˈɛm i /

noun, plural Em·mys.

(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.

Can be confused

Emmy Grammy Oscar Tony
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/ (ˈɛmɪ) /

noun plural -mys or -mies

(in the US) one of the gold-plated statuettes awarded annually for outstanding television performances and productions

Word Origin for Emmy

C20: alteration of Immy, short for image orthicon tube
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