Oscar definition

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A masculine name.
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Any of the statuettes given to those receiving Academy Awards.
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A freshwater cichlid (Astronotus ocellatus) native to South America, having a spot at the base of the tail and often kept in home aquariums.
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A trademark for an award presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for excellence in the creation and production of movies.
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A male given name.
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(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.
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Astronotus ocellatus, a cichlid fish, native to South America, sometimes kept in aquariums.
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The letter O in the ICAO spelling alphabet.
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A statuette awarded by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
oscar
Plural:
oscars

Origin of oscar

  • Perhaps from the name Oscar given to the fish as a pet or familiar name after New Latin ocellātus the fish's specific epithet from Latin ocellātus having little eyes (from the spot at the base of its tail) ocellated

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • 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 ōs (“god") and gār (“spear") (see Oswald).

    From Wiktionary