prize·​win·​ner | \ ˈprīz-ˌwi-nər How to pronounce prizewinner (audio) \

Definition of prizewinner

: a winner of a prize

Examples of prizewinner in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Seventeen other students were honored at the ceremony, where three other prizewinners took home scholarships ranging from $5,000 to $12,000. Holly V. Hays, Indianapolis Star, 8 Feb. 2020 Angus Deaton, himself a Nobel prizewinner, published an essay in October arguing that RCTs deserve no special status, but should be used only when the context demands it. The Economist, 21 Nov. 2019 Juggernaut’s authors include Twinkle Khanna, Nobel Prize winners Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Dufflo, bestselling nutritionist Rujuta Diwekar, Tony Joseph, JCB prizewinner Benyamin, William Dalrymple, and Arundhati Roy. Quartz, Quartz India, 16 Dec. 2019 The Cannes prizewinner joins the Nigerian drama Lionheart and the Malawian biopic The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind in Netflix’s ever-expanding slate of African films. Hannah Giorgis, The Atlantic, 14 Nov. 2019 Last month, Moore-Dunson was announced as a 2019 Cleveland Arts Prize for an emerging artist in theater and dance, This year’s prizewinners will be honored Sept. 25 at the Cleveland Museum of Art. Moore-Dunson is not your typical dancer. Grant Segall,, 19 Sep. 2019 Arnault and his wife were also accused of misusing academy funds and even leaking the names of prizewinners for profit. Ron Charles, Washington Post, 10 Oct. 2019 Elinor Ostrom, a Nobel prizewinner in economics, studied how rural villages around the world manage shared resources such as land or irrigation systems. The Economist, 12 Sep. 2019 The feature version, which debuted at this year’s Sundance in January, went on two be a double prizewinner at the festival. Morgan Baila,, 17 July 2019

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First Known Use of prizewinner

circa 1849, in the meaning defined above

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“Prizewinner.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of prizewinner

: someone or something that wins a prize

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