oscar

Definitions

Media Studies

  • (written as Oscar)
    a trade name for the golden statuette awarded annually by the Academy of Motion picture arts and Sciences to people in the film industry for achievement in the making of films

Military

Slang

  • adjective unrestrained, out of control, wild. This pun on the name of the writer Oscar Wilde was in use among commune dwellers and hippies in the late 1970s in such phrases as to ‘go completely Oscar’. (In archaic slang in both Britain and Australia an oscar was a male homosexual.).
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