Definition of booby prize in English:

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booby prize

Pronunciation: /ˈbo͞obē ˌprīz/


A prize given as a joke to the last-place finisher in a race or competition.
Example sentences
  • Sponsors of the slowest duck, Danny and Sophie were presented with a wooden duck as a booby prize.
  • Solid spare play can make the difference between a winner's trophy and a booby prize.
  • But what if the booby prize isn't $100, but only $50?

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Syllabification: boo·by prize

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