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Grammy

[gram-ee]
noun, plural Gram·mys, Gram·mies.
  1. 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.
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Origin of Grammy

Can be confusedEmmy Grammy Oscar Tony
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  • “Yes, and her grammy said—” Little Milly got as far as this and then stopped.


British Dictionary definitions for grammy

Grammy

noun plural -mys or -mies
  1. (in the US) one of the gold-plated discs awarded annually for outstanding achievement in the record industry
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Word Origin

C20: from gram (ophone) + my as in Emmy
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Word Origin and History for grammy

Grammy

n.

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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