1. An example of a consolation prize is a certificate of participation given to all who entered a race.2. An example of a consolation prize is a girl who refuses a date to the prom because she knows that she was only asked because the boy's first choice said no. She might say "I'm not your consolation prize."
(plural consolation prizes)
- An award given to persons or groups of people who do not win an event but are worthy of recognition, especially in a game show.