booby prize


noun

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

Nearby words

  1. booboisie,
  2. boobook,
  3. boobs,
  4. booby,
  5. booby hatch,
  6. booby trap,
  7. booby-trap,
  8. boodie,
  9. boodle,
  10. boody

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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