Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A trademark for an award presented by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for excellence in the creation and production of television programming.

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  • proper n. A diminutive of Emily and Emma, also used as a female given name.
  • n. An award given for television production.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an annual award by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for outstanding achievements in television

Etymologies

Shortening of Emily or Emma. (Wiktionary)
Chosen as a feminine-sounding derivation of immy, a nickname for the image orthicon tubes used in early television cameras. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Emmy is short for Emily, so that's easy to change.

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  • We here at the trades call it Emmy Season (not to be confused with our four regular seasons in Southern California: Fire, Flood, Earthquake and Pilot).

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  • It (and CBS) chose the well-liked and now once again Emmy-nominated star of How I Met Your Mother to host the show, in hopes he'll pull in younger viewers and restore some critical luster after last year's reality quintet debacle.

    Emmy nominations ignore the obvious, elevate the obscure

  • Dawg had an emotional investment in Emmy Sue at that point so, what the hell, why surrender to the prison of the mind.

    A Prison of the Mind

  • I could no longer see the unobstructed blue sky, I could no longer attain the ecstasy of joy so greatly desired, I could no longer pray in earnest, the voice of my dream-body grew husky and weak, sometimes when I called Emmy, it sounded as though I spoke in the tones of a dying man.

    The Bride of Dreams

  • Emmy -- for he called her Emmy still, though Jeanie Mackie would persist in mouthing it to "Aamy," -- wished to have it delayed a year, in respect for the memory of those who, with all their crime and folly, were not the less a mother and a brother: but the general would not hear of such

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  • Let me call the Emmy committee and put them on early alert.

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  • "An 'effin ye try, I'll call my Emmy and she'll box yer damned ol' ears."

    Once An Angel

  • The Emmy Awards, simply referred to as Emmy, is a television production award that is focused on various sectors of the television that covers programming, documentary shows, news and sports.

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  • None of it is covered by insurance, so last week, with help from a Seattle company that donated its services, the couple launched a blog called Emmy's Prayer for Sight (www. emmysprayerforsight.com) to help them raise money.

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