Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “jackpot”

See all translations

jackpot

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈdʒækpɒt/
a large amount of money that you win in a game or a lottery: One ticket holder won a jackpot of 4.2 million euros. The weekly jackpot prize averages 2 million dollars.
a big unexpected success, profit, etc.: The new executive chairman would have to meet set targets to earn a shares jackpot.
hit the jackpot to have a big success or make a lot of money, especially if this is unexpected: As the man with responsibility for the US economy, he had hit the jackpot with strong growth and low inflation.
Translations of “jackpot”
in Spanish premio gordo, apuesta acumulada…
in French gros lot…
in German der Jackpot…
in Chinese (Traditional) (比賽中的)頭獎…
in Russian джекпот, главный приз…
in Turkish büyük ikramiye…
in Chinese (Simplified) (比赛中的)头奖…
in Polish główna wygrana, cała pula…
(Definition of jackpot from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of jackpot?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More Business English definitions for “jackpot”

Definitions of “jackpot” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

baby

a very young child, especially one that has not yet begun to walk or talk

Word of the Day

The way we move (Verbs for walking and running)

by Kate Woodford,
March 25, 2015
​​​ This week we’re looking at interesting ways to describe the way that people move. Most of the verbs that we’ll be considering describe how fast or slow people move. Others describe the attitude or state of mind of the person walking or running. Some describe both. Starting with verbs for walking slowly,

Read More 

stackin’ p

March 30, 2015
idiom slang earning a lot of money ‘That’s a very generous present.”Yeah, well, she’s stackin’ p, innit?’

Read More