1. any of the annual awards given by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for special achievement in television programming, acting, etc.
2. any of the statuettes given to those receiving such awards
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Word origin of 'Emmy'
altered < Immy
, engineering slang for the image-orthicon camera: name proposed (1948) in contrast
by H. R. Lubcke, U.S. TV engineer