a prize, usually of minor value, given to the loser or runner-up in a contest, competition, etc., or to all losers who have performed well or met certain standards.
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Origin of consolation prize
First recorded in 1885–90
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British Dictionary definitions for consolation prize
a prize given to console a loser of a game
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