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Os·​car ˈä-skər How to pronounce Oscar (audio)
used especially for any of a number of golden statuettes awarded annually by a professional organization for notable achievement in motion pictures


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communications code word

used as a code word for the letter o

Word History

First Known Use

Communications Code Word

1952, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Oscar was in 1952

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“Oscar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Oscar. Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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