windfall

Definition

Money received which was not expected and not a direct result of something the recipient did.

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You may find yourself in a windfall and may think it is time to take on a risky investment while you can.

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I received some windfall money, which I did not think I would get, which was really cool and really awesome.

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We only learned that my long-lost uncle had died when we received notice that he had left us everything in his will and we would receive a windfall of money.

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