A booby prize is a joke prize usually given in recognition of a terrible performance or last-place finish. A person who finishes last, for example, may receive a booby prize such as a worthless coin. Booby prizes are sometimes jokingly coveted as an object of pride. Booby prizes may also be given as consolation prizes to all non-placing participants of a competition. Booby prize literally means “idiot’s prize”. The OED dates this usage to 1893.
Booby trap and “booby hatch” are related terms. It has been suggested that Award or decoration be merged into this article. A prize is an award to be given to a person, a group of people like a sports team, or organization to recognise and reward actions or achievements. Official prizes often involve monetary rewards as well as the fame that comes with them. Prizes are also given to publicize noteworthy or exemplary behaviour, and to provide incentives for improved outcomes and competitive efforts. In general, prizes are regarded in a positive light, and their winners are admired. Hierarchical prizes, where the best award is “first prize”, “grand prize”, or “gold medal”. Subordinate awards are “second prize”, “third prize”, etc.
In some contests, “grand prize” is more desirable than “first prize”. On game shows in the UK, the term is “star prize”, while in Australia, it is “major prize”. Purchase prize or acquisition prize: a monetary prize given in an art competition in exchange for the winning work. Prize money, monetary award that is given to someone after they have won a competition. Prize, definition 1, The Free Dictionary, Farlex, Inc. Look up prize in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. Click here to see all that we offer!
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