booby prize

noun

Definition of booby prize

  1. 1 :  an award for the poorest performance in a game or competition

  2. 2 :  an acknowledgment of notable inferiority

1884

First Known Use of booby prize

1884


BOOBY PRIZE Defined for English Language Learners

booby prize

noun

Definition of booby prize for English Language Learners

  • : a prize that is given as a joke to the person who finishes last in a competition

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