: the accomplishment of winning an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony Award in one's lifetime
If Gaga does win an Oscar this year, it would bring her one step closer to the ultimate goal: an EGOT, or a collection that includes an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony.Amanda Prahl

Examples of EGOT in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the photo, Teigen — who has been married to EGOT winner John Legend since 2013 — poses alongside superstars including Martha Stewart, Christie Brinkley, Gayle King, Megan Rapinoe, Kate Upton, Tyra Banks, Winnie Harlow, Brooklyn Decker and many more. Rania Aniftos, Billboard, 14 May 2024 Looking back on her own life and career, the EGOT winner has a firm stance about the mindset that has gotten her through. Carly Tagen-Dye, Peoplemag, 9 May 2024 If they are nominated and win at the September ceremony, Pasek and Paul will become the 20th and 21st EGOT recipients, joining the ranks of legends Richard Rodgers, Marvin Hamlisch and Elton John. Clayton Davis, Variety, 2 May 2024 Previous Variety Profile in Excellence honorees include PGA and Emmy-winning writer-producer John Wells, EGOT winner Alan Menken, Oscar winner Gwyneth Paltrow and Grammy, Golden Globe and Oscar winner Stephen Schwartz. William Earl, Variety, 29 Apr. 2024 The Jennifer Hudson Show host — who has since received the coveted EGOT for all four major entertainment awards, Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony — also added an inspiring message for her fans. Bailey Richards, Peoplemag, 21 Apr. 2024 During a conversation about former president Donald Trump's ongoing legal issues, the EGOT winner interrupted co-host Sunny Hostin to address a man sitting in the stands at the live ABC News show. Dave Quinn, Peoplemag, 26 Mar. 2024 Late Monday afternoon, EGOT winner Barbra Streisand took to her official Instagram page to share a message condemning the choice of this year’s honorees. Kyle Denis, Billboard, 18 Mar. 2024 Later that day, Roberts wore the jewels with a Carolina Herrera dress for a Chopard dinner at Chateau Marmont attended by Scheufele, private clients and new EGOT winner Elton John. Chris Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter, 15 Mar. 2024

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Word History


from initial letters of emmy, grammy, oscar entry 1, tony

First Known Use

1984, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of EGOT was in 1984

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“EGOT.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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