prize money

noun

Definition of prize money

1 : a part of the proceeds of a captured ship formerly divided among the officers and men making the capture
2 : money offered in prizes

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The agreement also stated that the party understated contributions at the bingo games over 14 years by $4.4 million and disbursements of bingo prize money by $3.9 million. Kathleen Gray, Detroit Free Press, "Michigan Democratic party fined for campaign finance violations," 9 Mar. 2018 Organizers say the winner’s share of the prize money will be determined later in the race. Washington Post, "Mushers, fans gather for world’s most famous sled dog race," 6 Mar. 2018 Because the game doesn't have any advertisement or sponsored questions, a lot of fans are wondering just where the thousands of dollars of prize money is coming from. Lindsey Murray, Good Housekeeping, "HQ Trivia Is the Latest Phone App to Take Over People's Lives," 29 Jan. 2018 In a sport where players who miss the weekend cut earn no prize money, even smaller equipment deals offer a degree of security. Brian Costa, WSJ, "The Year of the Golf Free Agent Is Here," 8 Aug. 2018 With the need to add 100,000 francs in prize money (about $141,000 today) to the usual organizational costs because of the professionals, the committee members had doubts that enough fans would show up to avert a big financial deficit. New York Times, "1968 Was a Revolutionary Year for France and the French Open," 27 May 2018 Accordingly, after accounting for boat expenses, Sail Like a Girl will donate its Race to Alaska prize money to the Pink Boat Regatta, a local race that raises money for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Alexa Philippou, The Seattle Times, "Sail like a girl: How an all-female team made history and won the 750-mile Race to Alaska," 14 July 2018 McFadden has helped raise the profile of the sport, securing more access, media attention, and prize money for disabled athletes. Michael Kaplan And Samuel Burke, CNN, "Olympic great Tatyana McFadden goes for two marathon wins in a week," 20 Apr. 2018 No wreaths or prize money for Logan, and not nearly as many accolades. Beth Bragg, Anchorage Daily News, "One Hanneman wins gold, another strengthens bid for Olympic spot," 7 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of prize money

1654, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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