[ gram-ee ]
/ ˈgræm i /

noun, plural Gram·mys, Gram·mies.

one of a group of statuettes awarded annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences for outstanding achievement in various categories in the recording industry.

Origin of Grammy

Can be confusedEmmy Grammy Oscar Tony Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for grammy


/ (ˈɡræmɪ) /

noun plural -mys or -mies

(in the US) one of the gold-plated discs awarded annually for outstanding achievement in the record industry

Word Origin for Grammy

C20: from gram (ophone) + my as in Emmy
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for grammy



statuette awarded by the American National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, 1959, from the gram- in gramophone, on the model of Emmy.

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