1 a prize or other reward that is given to someone who has achieved something
People who newspeak may reject that, of course.
Speaking of people who speak newspeak:
The Oscar Awards recently gave away vibrators from Afterglow Pulsewave and packs of Naked Luxury condoms in gift bags. No kidding. Although I have not heard anything about these items having the Oscar logo and Oscar Award marks on them, Alexandra Erin writes to insist that Oscar gift bags somehow prove that the Hugo Asterisks were gifts and not awards. Xe also mentioned something about puppies and alligators.