grand prix

noun, often capitalized G&P, often attributive \ ˈgräⁿ-ˈprē \
Updated on: 21 Nov 2017

Definition of grand prix

plural grand prix also grands prix play \ˈgräⁿ-ˈprē(z)\
1 : the highest level of international equestrian competition; also : a contest at this level
2 : one of a series of international formula car races; also : a high-level competition in another sport (such as sailing) that is often part of a series

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Origin and Etymology of grand prix

French Grand Prix de Paris, an international horse race established 1863, literally, grand prize of Paris


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