prize money


noun

money offered, won, or received in prizes.
a portion of the money realized from the sale of a prize, especially an enemy's vessel, divided among the captors.

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Origin of prize money

First recorded in 1740–50
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prize money

noun

any money offered, paid, or received as a prize
(formerly) a part of the money realized from the sale of a captured vessel
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