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[oh-bee] /ˈoʊ bi/

one of a group of awards given annually, beginning in 1956, by New York City’s The Village Voice newspaper for achievement in the off-Broadway theater.

one of the annual awards given to off-Broadway theater, 1967, from O.B. as the abbreviation of Off-Broadway.


An award given to a meritorious off-Broadway production

[1956+; fr off Broadway]


A narcotic combining four amphetamines: The brother makes tea, and they talk about Obies

[1960s+ Narcotics; fr Obetrol2, probably a portmanteau form of obesity control]
OB (that is, off Broadway)


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