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An award for excellence in the creation and production of off-Broadway theater.

[From O.B., abbr. for off-Broadway.]
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(ˈoʊ bi)

one of a group of awards given annually for achievement in the off-Broadway theater.
[1965–70; pronoun of OB, abbr. of off Broadway]
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