Definitions for oscarˈɒs kər
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
Category: Showbiz, Trademark
Ref: See under Academy Award.
Academy Award, Oscar(noun)
an annual award by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for achievements in motion picture production and performance
A statuette awarded by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
The letter O in the ICAO spelling alphabet.
Origin: Osgar, from os + cara ; 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 os and gar (see Oswald, Osborn, Oswid, Osric, Oslak).