Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th 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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  • noun trademark An award given for television production.
  • proper noun A diminutive of Emily and Emma, also used as a female given name.

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

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

Etymologies

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Chosen as a feminine-sounding derivation of immy, a nickname for the image orthicon tubes used in early television cameras.

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Shortening of Emily or Emma.

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).

    Why Hugh Laurie Is the Coolest Man On Earth

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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