Definition of Emmy
: a statuette awarded annually by a professional organization for notable achievement in television
Examples of emmy in a sentence
She won an Emmy for that role.
Origin and Etymology of emmy
from alteration of Immy, nickname for image orthicon (a camera tube used in television)
First Known Use: 1949
EMMY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of Emmy for English Language Learners
: a small statue that is awarded each year to the best actors, programs, etc., in American television
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