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.
The numerical value of Jackpot in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of Jackpot in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
It's crazy how big this jackpot is, buckle up: It's going to be a crazy ride between now and Wednesday night.
I felt like I won a jackpot, with my own car I will be able to afford a good house, take my kids to a good school and save for the future.
Higher amounts over the next two days will probably be across southern Indiana and Illinois and eastward through Ohio into western Pennsylvania, that's where it looks like the jackpot will be.
I went to play golf the next day and the guys in the clubhouse were talking about the jackpot-winning ticket someone bought at a Valero on Route 302, and I thought, wait a minute I bought a ticket there last night!
The FBI would need to resign itself to the fact that such an exploit would only be viable for a few months, if released to other departments, it would be a temporary Vegas jackpot that would quickly get squandered on the case backlog.
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- Hauptgewinn, JackpotGerman
- bote, gordo, primer premioSpanish
- jättipotti, pottiFinnish
- gros lot, jackpot, cagnotteFrench
- 공동 자금Korean
- bolão, bolada, boloPortuguese
- куш, главный выигрыш, главный приз, джекпотRussian
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