1

Oscar

play
trademark Os·car \ˈä-skər\

Definition of Oscar

  1. —used especially for any of a number of golden statuettes awarded annually by a professional organization for notable achievement in motion pictures


2

Oscar

Os·car

Definition of Oscar

  1. —a communications code word for the letter o

1952

First Known Use of oscar

1952


OSCAR Defined for English Language Learners

1

Oscar

play
trademark Os·car \ˈä-skər\

Definition of Oscar for English Language Learners

  • —used for a small statue that is awarded by part of the American film industry to the best actors, movies, directors, etc., of the year


Learn More about oscar


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up Oscar? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a favoring of the simplest explanation

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

  • manet-jeanne-spring
  • Which is a synonym of chaffer?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ