door prize


Definition of 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 The party at Josey Ranch Lake Library and the neighboring Carrollton Senior Center will feature trivia, dancing, a scavenger hunt, door prizes, being sorted into a Hogwarts house and a House Cup competition. Deborah Fleck, Dallas News, "17 fun things to do the week of Jan. 3-9 in Dallas-Fort Worth," 2 Jan. 2020 Always held the weekend of Thanksgiving, the event features prize ribbons and door prizes. Chris Folks,, "West Laurel: Young musicians heading to the Windy City; woman’s club to hold Breakfast With Santa," 27 Nov. 2019 Runway fashion show, light bites, swag bag, drinks and door prizes. Rasputin Todd,, "Things to do this week in Cincinnati: April 9-15," 9 Apr. 2018 Musclepalooza also will feature a vendor midway, food trucks, music, raffles and door prizes. Houston Chronicle, "Katy-area calendar of events," 1 Mar. 2020 The luncheon will include prizes of all sorts, including baskets, door prizes and a 50/50 drawing. Rich Heileman, cleveland, "Berea clock tower itches to make music: Around The Town," 31 Jan. 2020 The event will feature free refreshments, door prizes and a special gift for those who enroll in a Polaris program that night. Rich Heileman, cleveland, "A second chance to tour ‘new’ Polaris: Around The Town," 27 Dec. 2019 In addition to business booths, there’ll be bridal fashion shows daily, door prizes and giveaways. Shannon Sutlief, Dallas News, "14 fun things to do the week of Jan. 24-30 in Dallas-Fort Worth," 22 Jan. 2020 Many of the booths offered door prizes, and some people came prepared with address labels to enter, saving time and energy on writing down their names over and over. Rachel Leingang, azcentral, "When thousands of North Dakotans gather in metro Phoenix, you can find family you didn't know you had (literally)," 7 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of door prize

1884, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of door prize was in 1884

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20 May 2020

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“Door prize.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of door prize

US : a prize that you get at a social event if you were given the winning ticket when you arrived

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