money shot


Definition of money shot

1 : the scene in a pornographic movie in which a male actor ejaculates
2 : a very important, impressive, or memorable picture or scene

Examples of money shot in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Fribbs’ money shot was timely, considering how Kim had just holed a 42-yard pitch shot for an eagle on the par-4 No. 14 to get within one stroke. The Salt Lake Tribune, 22 Aug. 2021 The latter is the film’s ad slogan, its money shot. Armond White, National Review, 7 Apr. 2021 The big-shouldered Russian pivot plucked the puck from McAvoy, then tossed it by Kuraly, and in came Rust for the money shot. Kevin Paul Dupont,, 19 Jan. 2020 Making the failure of Justice League all the more damning was its role as the would-be apotheosis of DC's cinematic universe, the triumphant pinnacle in which beloved heroes would unite for an all-timer money shot. Isaac Feldberg, Fortune, 26 Nov. 2019 The athletic director of the University of Kansas apologized on Saturday for a performance by the rapper Snoop Dogg that included explicit language, poll dancing and fake money shot in the air. Madeleine Carlisle, Time, 5 Oct. 2019 This is when storm lovers such as Mottice hit the road, spending arduous hours taking long-exposure photos hoping for the money shot. Kathryn Prociv, Washington Post, 29 June 2018 The Hilton promises two horses and a jockey available for photos from 3 to 6 p.m. on Derby day; free appetizers and, here's the money shot, Millie at the Hilton dressed in costume. Kathy Flanigan, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 3 May 2018 And there’s the money shot again: The Millennium Falcon up against a giant imperial star destroyer coming out of a space cloud. Richard Tribou,, 9 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of money shot

1977, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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1 Sep 2021

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“Money shot.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Oct. 2021.

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