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Date: 1800-1900
Origin: JACK12 + POT1; from a card game in which a player needs two jacks to begin

jackpot

noun
     
jack‧pot [countable]
a large amount of money that you can win in a game that is decided by chance:
a £50,000 jackpot
jackpot winners

➔ hit the jackpot

at hit1 (25)

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