Definition of trophy adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈtrəʊfi//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtroʊfi//
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[only before noun] trophy building/art/girlfriend, etc. (informal, disapproving) an impressive or beautiful thing or person that you have in order to make other people admire you We don't need a trophy building for our business. These people are interested in opera as a trophy event. Word Originlate 15th cent. (in sense (3)): from French trophée, via Latin from Greek tropaion, from tropē ‘a rout’, from trepein ‘to turn’.
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