booby prize


noun

a prize given in good-natured ridicule to the worst player or team in a game or contest.

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Origin of booby prize

First recorded in 1885–90

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British Dictionary definitions for booby prize

booby prize

noun

a mock prize given to the person having the lowest score or giving the worst performance in a competition
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