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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!
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.
a mock prize given to the worst player or performer. Bob should get the booby prize for the worst showing in the race.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.