Nobel Prize laureates


Senior Member
India - Hindi
Hello Everyone,
How idiomatic do you find the phrase "Nobel Prize laureates"? I usually hear and say "Nobel laureates". Apart from being redundant, what effect does the word "Prize" have on the idiomaticity of the expression?

Over fifty Nobel Prize laureates have been published by the company.


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    Senior Member
    American English
    I routinely hear "Nobel Prize laureate" and "Nobel laureate" and don't think much about either of them – I understand the intention and "Nobel Prize laureate" doesn't rattle my cage.

    Looking at the Nobel website, however, I read this: "A person or organization awarded the Nobel Prize is called Nobel Laureate." Note capital "Laureate."

    Uncle Jack

    Senior Member
    British English
    I don't recall ever consciously having heard "Nobel Prize Laureate", but "Nobel Laureate" is common (well, as common as might be expected). But then, I expect to hear Nobel Laureate, someone could easily slip in the word "Prize" without me hearing it. I wonder if BrE writers are more careful in this respect. We do, after all, have a Poet Laureate, so the term may be more familiar here.
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