honorable mention


a citation conferred on a contestant, exhibit, etc., having exceptional merit though not winning a top honor or prize.

Nearby words

  1. honor trick,
  2. honor-bound,
  3. honora,
  4. honorable,
  5. honorable discharge,
  6. honorable ordinary,
  7. honorand,
  8. honoraria,
  9. honorarily,
  10. honorarium

Origin of honorable mention

First recorded in 1865–70

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