A degree or award that is considered undeserved. Usually given to a celebrity. An honorary degree or award given to someone by default or for reasons considered undeserving. An honorary degree or award, usually given to someone who has not met the usual requirements for such a degree or award.
A person or group that receives a degree, award, or prize considered undeserved or unearned, having not met the usual requirements for winning the prize.
A fake award or degree.
"That degree on her wall is obviously a barackalaureate. She can hardly spell her own name!"
"The other guy was so bad that they HAD to give it to him! It's a barackalaureate award!"
"A Nobel Peace Prize? He hasn't done anything yet! Talk about a real barackalaureate!"