grand prix

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noun, often capitalized G&P, often attributive \ˈgräⁿ-ˈprē\

Definition of grand prix

plural

grand prix

also

grands prix

play \ˈgräⁿ-ˈprē(z)\
  1. 1 :  the highest level of international equestrian competition; also :  a contest at this level

  2. 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

Origin and Etymology of grand prix

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


First Known Use: 1899

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