Definitions for jackpotˈdʒækˌpɒt
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pot, jackpot, kitty(noun)
the cumulative amount involved in a game (such as poker)
any outstanding award
Same as jack pot. See under jack.
Any larger-than-usual gambling prize formed by the accumulation of unwon bets.
The highest gambling prize awarded in a gambling game in which smaller prizes are also awarded, especially such a prize on a slot machine.
An unusually large success in an enterprise, either unexpected or unpredictable, esp. one providing a great financial benefit.
A difficult situation.
A jumble of felled timber.
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).
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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