\ ˈē-ˌgät How to pronounce EGOT (audio) \

Definition of EGOT

: the accomplishment of winning an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony Award in one's lifetime Only 15 talented people have achieved EGOT status, including Rita Moreno, Audrey Hepburn, Whoopi Goldberg, and, most recently, John Legend.— Erica Gonzales 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

First Known Use of EGOT

1984, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for EGOT

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

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