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windfall

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noun wind·fall \ˈwin(d)-ˌfȯl\

Simple Definition of windfall

  • : an unexpected amount of money that you get as a gift, prize, etc.

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of windfall

  1. 1 :  something (as a tree or fruit) blown down by the wind

  2. 2 :  an unexpected, unearned, or sudden gain or advantage

Examples of windfall in a sentence

  1. They received a windfall because of the tax cuts.

  2. <hitting the lottery jackpot was an incredible windfall for the recently laid-off worker>



15th Century

First Known Use of windfall

15th century

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WINDFALL Defined for Kids

windfall

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noun wind·fall \ˈwind-ˌfȯl\

Definition of windfall for Students

  1. 1 :  something (as fruit from a tree) blown down by the wind

  2. 2 :  an unexpected gift or gain





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