noun Ed·gar \ˈed-gər\

Definition of EDGAR

:  a statuette awarded annually by a professional organization for notable achievement in mystery-novel writing

Origin of EDGAR

Edgar Allan Poe, regarded as father of the detective story
First Known Use: 1947


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