Obie

noun
\ ˈō-bē \

Definition of Obie 

: an award presented annually by a professional organization for notable achievement in plays performed off-Broadway

First Known Use of Obie

1956, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Obie

O.B., abbreviation for off Broadway

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