Edgar

noun
Ed·​gar | \ ˈed-gər How to pronounce Edgar (audio) \

Definition of Edgar

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

First Known Use of Edgar

1947, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Edgar

Edgar Allan Poe, regarded as father of the detective story

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The first known use of Edgar was in 1947

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“Edgar.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Edgar. Accessed 29 January 2020.

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