Definition of windfall
1 : something (as a tree or fruit) blown down by the wind
2 : an unexpected, unearned, or sudden gain or advantage
Examples of windfall in a sentence
They received a windfall because of the tax cuts.
hitting the lottery jackpot was an incredible windfall for the recently laid-off worker
First Known Use of windfall
WINDFALL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of windfall for English Language Learners
: an unexpected amount of money that you get as a gift, prize, etc.
WINDFALL Defined for Kids
Definition of windfall for Students
1 : something (as fruit from a tree) blown down by the wind
2 : an unexpected gift or gain
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