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booby prize

An award given to the worst performer in a competition. Roy would get the booby prize for today's race—I didn't know a person could run so slow!
See also: booby, prize

booby prize

a mock prize given to the worst player or performer. Bob should get the booby prize for the worst showing in the race.
See also: booby, prize
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IF there had been a booby prize at the NTAs then EastEnders stars Ricky Norwood and Himesh Patel (aka Fatboy and Tamwar Masood) would have been the clear winners.
Name the weather service that picked up a booby prize at the Plain English Campaign Awards?
THE Met Office is the unlucky recipient of a booby prize for its baffling use of "gobbledygook" at an awards ceremony today.
To add spice there was an additional box numbered 13, which might contain the star prize - usually a holiday - or a booby prize.
She said: "I won a house that was a booby prize riddled in debt.
It's a booby prize claims the know-all From next door, sitting around a cosy coal fire.
In the August 6th DM Notebook, I awarded a booby prize to Sports Illustrated for a gift subscription offer which, while offering me the opportunity to give a gift, required me to renew my own sub at the "regular price" of $83.
Teams for the quiz can be up to a maximum of eight people and there will be prizes for the first three teams - and a booby prize.
IF there had been a booby prize at the NTAs then EastEnders stars Ricky Norwood and Himesh Patel (aka | Fatbo | y and T | amw | ar Mas | ood) w | oul | d have been the clear winners.
She added: "I won a house that was a booby prize riddled with debt.
What was given as a booby prize on the TV game show 3-2-1?
To soften the blow there will be extra prizes such as pounds 1 in 2p coins for Bognor's coin cascade -- Angus Deayton whose new show has a week in Bognor as a booby prize.
Prizes are on offer, but there will also be a booby prize for anyone not potting the balls quickly enough.
Kings enforcer Matt Johnson received a birthday present from the NHL office Monday, though it would more appropriately be termed a booby prize.
Dull, not very bright, socially inept, with a stutter, a bad temper and a drink problem, poor old Bertie was definitely a booby prize.