[ em-ee ]

noun,plural Em·mys.
  1. (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.

  2. Also Emmie . a female given name, form of Emma.

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/ (ˈɛmɪ) /

nounplural -mys or -mies
  1. (in the US) one of the gold-plated statuettes awarded annually for outstanding television performances and productions

Origin of Emmy

C20: alteration of Immy, short for image orthicon tube

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