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jackpot

Contents

  • 1 English
    • 1.1 Etymology 1
      • 1.1.1 Noun
        • 1.1.1.1 Usage notes
        • 1.1.1.2 Derived terms
      • 1.1.2 Related terms
        • 1.1.2.1 Translations
      • 1.1.3 Verb
    • 1.2 Etymology 2
      • 1.2.1 Noun
    • 1.3 Anagrams
  • 2 French
    • 2.1 Pronunciation
    • 2.2 Noun
  • 3 Hungarian
    • 3.1 Etymology
    • 3.2 Pronunciation
    • 3.3 Noun
      • 3.3.1 Declension
    • 3.4 References
  • 4 Norwegian Bokmål
    • 4.1 Alternative forms
    • 4.2 Etymology
    • 4.3 Noun
    • 4.4 References
  • 5 Norwegian Nynorsk
    • 5.1 Alternative forms
    • 5.2 Etymology
    • 5.3 Noun
    • 5.4 References

Etymology 1 Edit

Attested as jack-pot ( “ big prize ” ) , 1944; from sense “slot machine” (1932), from obsolete poker sense (1881) “antes that begin when no player has a pair of jacks or better”; from jack ( “ playing card ” ) + pot.

Noun Edit

    A money prize pool which accumulates until the conditions are met for it to be won.
    Usage notes Edit
    • By metonymy, jackpot is also the word for several types of poker which feature jackpots (prize pools which accumulate until won).
      • 1920, F. Scott Fitzgerald, This Side of Paradise, . they played red-dog and twenty-one and jackpot from dinner to dawn, and on the occasion of one man’s birthday persuaded him to buy sufficient champagne for a hilarious celebration.
    Derived terms Edit
    Related terms Edit
    Translations Edit
    Verb Edit

    jackpot (third-person singular simple present jackpots, present participle jackpotting, simple past and past participle jackpotted)

  1. ( of a slot machine , intransitive ) To issue a jackpot.
    • 1999, Martha Shirk, J. Lawrence Aber, Neil G. Bennett, Lives on the Line: American Families and the Struggle to Make Ends Meet I went into the Las Vegas Casino and played $20 in a nickel slot, and it jackpotted for $300.
    • 2013, Amber Dermont, Damage Control: Stories She sought out the machines along the aisles, the ones most frequently used, stuffed with tokens, especially likely to jackpot.

Etymology 2 Edit

Unknown. Criminal slang usage as “trouble, especially an arrest” attested 1902.

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Pronunciation Edit

  • IPA (key) : [ ˈd͡ʒɛkpot]
  • Hyphenation: jack‧pot
  • Rhymes: -ot

Noun Edit

  1. jackpot ( a money prize pool which accumulates until the conditions are met for it to be won )

jackpot Contents 1 English 1.1 Etymology 1 1.1.1 Noun 1.1.1.1 Usage notes 1.1.1.2 Derived terms 1.1.2 Related terms 1.1.2.1 Translations