door prize


: a prize awarded to the holder of a winning ticket passed out at the entrance to an entertainment or function

Examples of door prize in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At a carnival-like campaign event in Tegal, also in Central Java, complete with live music, door prizes, and bouncy castles, hundreds of fans in baby-blue shirts featuring Mr. Prabowo’s AI avatar braved the piercing heat to attend. Kate Lamb, The Christian Science Monitor, 13 Feb. 2024 Doors open at 5 p.m. $50 per person or $55 at the door includes premium bar, food stations, halftime meal, and door prizes. Brendel Hightower, Detroit Free Press, 9 Feb. 2024 There will also be daily door prizes for the first 100 families in the store that will include gift cards up to $500, Cabela’s Open Season Burger Seasoning Samplers, Bass Pro trucker hats and Bass Pro Shops Johnny Morris Signature Steak Strips. Randy Tucker, The Enquirer, 6 Jan. 2024 Quilt, Craft and Sewing Festival: Vendors, make-it and take-its, quilts displayed, special exhibits, door prize drawings. Michelle Jenkins, Idaho Statesman, 31 Jan. 2024 Plus, door prizes and food from West Indies Soul. FRIDAY, FEB. Jared Kaufman, Twin Cities, 18 Jan. 2024 There will be free food for the children, door prizes, games, music, a bouncy house, sensory activities, candy, and vendors, according to a news release. Arkansas Online, 23 Oct. 2023 Raffles and games will go on throughout the evening, and those who bring a grocery bag of full-sized toiletries will be entered into a raffle for the door prizes. Carol Flynn, Chicago Tribune, 24 July 2023 There will be educational information, activities, games, food, and door prizes including a $500 gift card and Apple watch. Arkansas Online, 10 Sep. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1884, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of door prize was in 1884

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“Door prize.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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