ˈwin-ˈwin How to pronounce win-win (audio)
: advantageous or satisfactory to all parties involved
a win-win situation
a win-win deal

Examples of win-win in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Bringing them into the MCU is a win-win: Marvel gets the central characters it’s needed, and the Fantastic Four get a cinematic home worthy of their importance in Marvel history. Adam B. Vary, Variety, 15 Feb. 2024 Mayor Todd Gloria characterized the settlement as a win-win situation for San Diego. David Garrick, San Diego Union-Tribune, 15 Feb. 2024 In economics, a win-win game is called a nonzero-sum game. Kate Vitasek, The Conversation, 6 Feb. 2024 With the global tech fund, however, Washington could forge win-win partnerships. Christopher Thomas, Foreign Affairs, 26 Jan. 2024 But anything that can streamline the review process by making delays shorter and the outcome more predictable could be a win-win for the community. Phillip Molnar, San Diego Union-Tribune, 26 Jan. 2024 Rather than choosing between equity and rooftop solar, California needs a win-win proposition that prioritizes both. David Lappen, The Mercury News, 18 Jan. 2024 Landlords say the buyout agreements can be a useful tool, giving tenants an incentive to move and creating a win-win for owners, who get their units back, and renters, who leave with some money to help pay for housing going forward. Paloma Esquivel, Los Angeles Times, 16 Jan. 2024 Converting empty office space into residential will be a win-win. Phillip Molnar, San Diego Union-Tribune, 12 Jan. 2024 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1962, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of win-win was in 1962

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Cite this Entry

“Win-win.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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