Definition of JACKPOT

chiefly West  a difficult, puzzling, or embarrassing situation from which there is no easy escape <a wily dude who managed to get himself out of one jackpot after another>
the total of the bets at stake at one time <once the jackpot hit $100 million, everybody and his cousin was buying lottery tickets>
Synonyms jack, jackpot, pool
Related Words fund, kitty; bet, stake, wager

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