Definitions for Jackpotˈdʒækˌpɒt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

jack•potˈdʒækˌpɒt(n.)

  1. the chief prize or the cumulative stakes in a game, contest, lottery, or the like.

  2. (in draw poker) a pot that accumulates until a player opens the betting with a pair of predetermined denomination, usu. jacks or better.

    Category: Games

  3. an outstanding success.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. pot, jackpot, kitty(noun)

    the cumulative amount involved in a game (such as poker)

  2. jackpot(noun)

    any outstanding award

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. jackpot(noun)ˈdʒækˌpɒt

    the entire amount of money that can be won in a game

Wiktionary

  1. jackpot(Noun)

    A difficult situation.

  2. jackpot(Noun)

    A jumble of felled timber.

  3. Origin: Also jack-pot, "big prize," 1944, from slot machine sense (1932), from obsolete poker sense (1881) of antes that begin when no player has a pair of jacks or better; from jack (n.) in the card-playing sense + pot (1). Earlier, in criminal slang, it meant "trouble," especially "an arrest" (1902).

Freebase

  1. Jackpot

    Jackpot! is a television game show seen in three different runs between 1974 and 1990. Geoff Edwards hosted the original version of this Bob Stewart production from January 7, 1974 until September 26, 1975 on NBC. A second version, produced in Canada, aired from September 30, 1985 to December 30, 1988 on the USA Network in the U.S. and was hosted by Mike Darrow. A third version, again hosted by Edwards, ran from September 18, 1989 to March 16, 1990 in syndication and was filmed in Glendale, California. Elements of Jackpot! were later used in the GSN game show Hollywood Showdown. Its producer, Sande Stewart, became a production partner of his father during the 1980s.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

jackpot(noun)

in playing cards, some competitions etc, a fund of prize-money that goes on increasing until it is won.

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