consolation prize

noun
Updated on: 7 Apr 2018

Definition of consolation prize

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

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First Known Use of consolation prize

1886



CONSOLATION PRIZE Defined for English Language Learners

consolation prize

Definition of consolation prize for English Language Learners

  • : a prize that is given to someone who has not won a contest



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