Origin of OscarOld English Osgar ; from os, a god, akin to Old Norse áss (; from Indo-European an unverified form ansu-, a spirit, demon from source Avestan ahura) + gar, a spear
- Academy Award
- any of the statuettes given to those receiving Academy Awards
Origin of Oscarsaid to be so named from comment (“He reminds me of my Uncle Oscar”) made by an Academy official on first seeing the statuette
Origin of oscarPerhaps from the name Oscar, given to the fish as a pet or familiar name after New Latin ocellatus, the fish's specific epithet, from Latin ocellatus, having little eyes (from the spot at the base of its tail ); see ocellated.
- A male given name.
- The letter O in the ICAO spelling alphabet.
- A statuette awarded by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Irish Osgar, from os (“deer") + cara (“friend") ; resuscitated by James Mcpherson in The Works of Ossian (1765). Napoleon, an admirer of the Ossianic poems, chose it for his godson Oscar Bernadotte, who became a king of Sweden. It can also be explained by Old English Ås (“god") and gÄr (“spear") (see Oswald).
oscar - Computer Definition
(Open System for CommunicAtion in Realtime) The technology in AOL Instant Messenger (AIM). The Basic OSCAR Services (BOS) include Login/Logoff, Locate (find other AIM users), Instant Message (send message) and Buddy List management. In 1998, AOL introduced TOC, a subset of OSCAR released under the GNU license, which has been used to write AIM clients for Linux and other operating systems. See AIM and FLAP.