booby prize
noun Date: 1889 1. an award for the poorest performance in a game or competition 2. an acknowledgment of notable inferiority

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  • Booby prize — Booby Boo by (b[=oo] b[y^]), n.; pl. {Boobies} ( b[i^]z). [Sp. bobo dunce, idiot; cf. L. balbus stammering, E. barbarous.] [1913 Webster] 1. A dunce; a stupid fellow. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) A swimming bird ({Sula fiber} or {Sula sula})… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • booby prize — n informal a prize given as a joke to the person who is last in a competition …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • booby prize — booby ,prize noun count a prize given as a joke to someone who comes last in a competition …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • booby prize — ► NOUN ▪ a prize given to the person who comes last in a contest …   English terms dictionary

  • booby prize — ☆ booby prize n. a prize, usually a ridiculous one, given in fun to whoever has done worst in a game, race, etc …   English World dictionary

  • Booby prize — A booby prize is a joke prize usually given in recognition of a terrible performance or last place finish. A person who scores last, for example, may get a booby prize such as a worthless coin. Booby prizes are sometimes humorously and jokingly… …   Wikipedia

  • booby prize — noun a prize given to one who finishes last in a contest • Hypernyms: ↑trophy, ↑prize • Hyponyms: ↑wooden spoon * * * noun, pl ⋯ prizes [count] informal : a prize that is given as a joke to the person who finishes last in a competition usually… …   Useful english dictionary

  • booby prize — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms booby prize : singular booby prize plural booby prizes a prize given as a joke to someone who comes last in a competition …   English dictionary

  • booby prize — [[t]bu͟ːbi praɪz[/t]] booby prizes N COUNT The booby prize is a prize given as a joke to the person who comes last in a competition …   English dictionary

  • booby prize — noun A prize or status, often unwelcome, awarded as a joke or disincentive to the loser of a contest or for poor performance. At the end of the conference, they awarded him with a rubber chicken as a booby prize for complaining the loudest …   Wiktionary

  • booby-prize —  Prize given for player with lowest score …   A concise dictionary of English slang

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