What does the expression jackpot mean?
1 : a large amount of money to be won. 2 : a large and often unexpected success or reward. More from Merriam-Webster on jackpot.
Where did the word jackpot come from?
Late 19th century from jack+ pot. The term was originally used in a form of poker, where the pool or pot accumulated until a player could open the bidding with two jacks or better.
Is jackpot a compound word?
As you probably guessed, jackpot is a simple compound, joining jack and pot.
How do you use jackpot in a sentence?
(1) I hit the jackpot. (2) The National Theatre hit the jackpot with its first musical, “Guys and Dolls”. (3) He won the jackpot on the football pools. (4) They scooped the jackpot in yesterday’s lottery.