noun, plural tro·phies.
- trophy room,
- trophy wife,
- tropic bird
Origin of trophy
Origin of -trophy
Examples from the Web for trophy
In straight relationships with an age gap, words like ‘gold-digger’ and ‘trophy wife’ get thrown around.Freaking Out About Age Gaps in Gay Relationships Is Homophobic|Samantha Allen|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
“Management” in this situation means issuing permits for trophy grizzly hunts.
The charity gets its name from the symbolic date when the America's Cup trophy left the U.K.
Its horrific title aside, Trophy Wife was the closest thing in style, tone, and humor to Modern Family that ABC had ever produced.
But as perfect a pairing as Trophy Wife was with Modern Family, black-ish is, too.
Trophy hunting continues, and we may suppose that even the moods of primitive cannibalism have not entirely been lost.The Psychology of Nations|G.E. Partridge
That keeps him going—that, and a trophy he once achieved by winning the beaten eight division of the sixth sixteen.Penguin Persons & Peppermints|Walter Prichard Eaton
Cutting the staff free, he descended and stuck it in the bow of his canoe as a trophy.The Red Man's Revenge|R.M. Ballantyne
There there was a trophy of arms formed of wooden broadswords, canes, clubs, and foils.Les Misrables|Victor Hugo
Recently a member of Congress played with a member elect, carrying off a trophy of one hundred and twenty thousand dollars.The Abominations of Modern Society|Rev. T. De Witt Talmage
noun plural -phies
- a memorial to a victory, usually consisting of captured arms raised on the battlefield or in a public place
- a representation of such a memorial
Word Origin for trophy
n combining form
Word Origin for -trophy
1510s, "a spoil or prize of war," from Middle French trophée (15c.) from Latin trophaeum "a sign of victory, monument," originally tropaeum, from Greek tropaion "monument of an enemy's defeat," noun use of neuter of adjective tropaios "of defeat," from trope "a rout," originally "a turning" (of the enemy); see trope. Figurative extension to any token or memorial of victory is first recorded 1560s. Trophy wife attested by 1984.
word-forming element meaning "food, nourishment," from Greek trophe "food, nourishment," related to trephein "make thrive, nourish, rear; to make solid, congeal, thicken."