An "award" given to people who contribute the most to the evolution of humanity by removing their genes from the gene pool. Sometimes given to people who simply sterilize themselves, but most of the recipiants have ended up dead because of their actions.

Basically, the concept is that people kill/injure themselves to the point where reproduction is no longer possible whilst doing something surrealistically stupid. By insuring that their stupid genes to not spread, they ultimately help humanity and thus recieve an award.

While the concept is funny enough, the actual awards are usually very mean spirited.
by Cap'n Awesome May 17, 2005
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The Darwin Award is a fictional award which is given out to people who commit acts of utter stupidity that often involve their own injury or even death. The name is derived from Charles Darwin's Theory of Evolution (survival of the fittest), since the winners of the Darwin award aren't expected to survive long enough or remain capable of propagating their own hereditary stupidity. Some people attempt to win the Darwin award, however this is risky since if you don't get first place, you're just a dumbass with nothing to show for it but a hefty hospital bill and possibly funeral costs.
Dumbass: Dude, Steve just got sent to the hospital with third-degree burns after we tried to play Hot potato with a molotov cocktail, and I was wondering if you could-
Smartass: What, nominate you two for the Darwin award?
Dumbass: No, I was wondering if you wanted to play while he's in the hospital.
Smartass: (sigh)...
by The BXRabbit August 30, 2008
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an award given to somebody who dies or steralizes themselves in a manner that is so stupid and reckless, they actually improve humanity's gene poll by removing themselves from it.
He tried base jumping with an umbrella? He should get a darwin award.
by biotech69 August 13, 2009
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Awards given to people who die in incredibly stupid circumstances. Located at
by El Jeffy July 13, 2003
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the darwin award is given to people usely postumesly for dying from an act of stupidity they created themselve..these acts are ether horendisly stupid or severly beyond common can not be a common must be a one and only type of an herendous act of stupidity...most of these awards have been given out in the new york city area in the united states of america...what does that tell you?
i swear ive never heard of a person dying in such a stupid manor...he deserves the darwin award for that one
by mr knowlage December 29, 2004
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An award awarded to a person who does humanity a favor by removing himself from the gene pool by losing the ability to reproduce either by death or sterilization in a stupid fashion. This ensures their hereditary mental incompetence cannot be passed on to future generations, thus bettering the human race. However easy it is to obtain the award, one can be disqualified for a number of reasons, including insanity. This I don't understand, as insanity is considered undesirable in the gene pool as well.
How pathetic do you have to be to get disqualified for a Darwin Award?
by CH4RL3S D4RW1N January 3, 2010
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An award that commemorates Charles Darwin by giving it to people who remove themselves from the gene pool in a spectacular way.
‘Did you hear about the guy who got thrown from his car after he crashed it whilst spanking it?’

‘Yeah, definitely deserves a Darwin Award. Fucking moron
by DarwinDipshit December 26, 2018
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