Windfall - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈwɪndfɔːl|  American pronunciation of the word windfall
Brit.  |ˈwɪn(d)fɔːl|  British pronunciation of the word windfall

noun

- fruit that has fallen from the tree
- a sudden happening that brings good fortune (as a sudden opportunity to make money) (syn: bonanza, boom, bunce, godsend, gravy)

Examples

They received a windfall because of the tax cuts.

...hitting the lottery jackpot was an incredible windfall for the recently laid-off worker...

his £2 million windfall in the lottery

...the million-dollar lottery winner was such a prodigal that his windfall was exhausted after only a few years...

Word forms

noun
singular: windfall
plural: windfalls
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