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English definition of “windfall”

windfall

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈwɪndfɔːl/ FINANCE, TAX
an amount of money that you receive unexpectedly: get/have/receive a windfall Investors each received a windfall of $5,000.cash/financial/tax windfall The investment firm unveiled a cash windfall for shareholders worth up to $650m.windfall gains/profits Staff stood to make substantial windfall gains from share options.
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