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king's ransom

noun

Simple Definition of king's ransom

  • : a very large amount of money

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of king's ransom

  1. :  a very large sum of money

Examples of king's ransom in a sentence

  1. We paid a king's ransom for that car.

  2. <that enormous diamond ring must have cost a king's ransom>



Circa 1590

First Known Use of king's ransom

circa 1590


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