consolation prize


: a prize given to a runner-up or a loser in a contest

Examples of consolation prize in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Under Brezhnev, the consolation prizes got even better. Keith Gessen, Foreign Affairs, 16 June 2014 If the Sixers strike out on the best names available, Thompson wouldn’t be a bad consolation prize. Danny Emerman, The Mercury News, 18 June 2024 The consolation prize for missing out on Ogwumike was the entire Liberty starting five returning for a second season. Fiifi Frimpong, New York Daily News, 20 May 2024 What more appropriate consolation prize for all the hard work and adversity overcome to attain the Eastern Conference’s No. 2 seed than the most difficult possible road to the NBA Finals of any of their conference peers? Kristian Winfield, Hartford Courant, 15 Apr. 2024 See all Example Sentences for consolation prize 

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Word History

First Known Use

1886, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of consolation prize was in 1886

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“Consolation prize.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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