sweepstake

[ sweep-steyk ]
/ ˈswipˌsteɪk /

noun

a sweepstakes.

Nearby words

  1. sweeping,
  2. sweeping score,
  3. sweepingly,
  4. sweepings,
  5. sweeps,
  6. sweepstakes,
  7. sweepy,
  8. sweer,
  9. sweet,
  10. sweet adeline

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British Dictionary definitions for sweepstake

sweepstake

esp US sweepstakes

/ (ˈswiːpˌsteɪk) /

noun

  1. a lottery in which the stakes of the participants constitute the prize
  2. the prize itself
any event involving a lottery, esp a horse race in which the prize is the competitors' stakes
Often shortened to: sweep

Word Origin for sweepstake

C15: originally referring to someone who sweeps or takes all the stakes in a game

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