- one of a group of awards given annually, beginning in 1956, by New York City's The Village Voice newspaper for achievement in the off-Broadway theater.
Origin of Obie
pronunciation of OB, abbreviation of off Broadway
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Examples from the Web for obie
He edited several anthologies, including The Obie Winners in 1980 and The Best of Off Broadway in 1984.New York’s Greatest Show Or How They Did Not Screw Up ‘Guys and Dolls’
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Her first work, In the Continuum, won an Obie Award in 2006 for its portrayal of two women with HIV.Danai Gurira, Who Plays Michonne, Says ‘The Walking Dead’ Isn’t Racist
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She installed a new dog door—one wide enough for Obie to fit through.
Obie's gut was so massive that he had sores on it, from dragging his belly across the ground as he walked.
Obie's was once a tale of redemption and rescue, of overindulgent tragedy to biggest-loser triumph.
"I hope you didn't complain, Obie," said his mother, her happy face clouding.
His mother and his baby sister called him Obie, and sweet was his name on their lips.
Obie, king of Eboe, a young man with a refined and intelligent countenance, received the white men with cordiality.Celebrated Travels and Travellers
Word Origin and History for obie
one of the annual awards given to off-Broadway theater, 1967, from O.B. as the abbreviation of Off-Broadway.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper