Ed·​gar ˈed-gər How to pronounce Edgar (audio)
: a statuette awarded annually by a professional organization for notable achievement in mystery-novel writing

Word History


Edgar Allan Poe, regarded as father of the detective story

First Known Use

1947, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Edgar was in 1947

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“Edgar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Edgar. Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

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