Definition of Little Orphan Annie from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

Little Orphan Annie

 
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a popular US newspaper comic strip. It was begun in 1924 by Harold Gray (1894-1968) and continued until 1979. The main characters are Annie, whose parents are dead, her dog Sandy, and rich 'Daddy' Warbucks who looks after her. They also appeared in a radio series and the Broadway musical Annie (1977), which became a film (1982).