money shot

noun

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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The money shot of Barnett with his boot atop the desk, his flag on a credenza next to him, is credited to Saul Loeb of Agence France-Presse. Paul Duggan, Anchorage Daily News, 21 Jan. 2023 The money shot of Barnett with his boot atop the desk, his flag on a credenza next to him, is credited to Saul Loeb of Agence France-Presse. Paul Duggan, Washington Post, 20 Jan. 2023 The build-up is fantastic but for the impatient among you, the money shot happens at 1:09. Ed Yong, Discover Magazine, 27 Dec. 2010 The duo rope in an eager electronics store employee (Brandon Perea) and a curmudgeonly cinematographer (Michael Wincott) to help them get the money shot. cleveland, 20 July 2022 Cut to the money shot of Kaluuya on horseback being chased by the saucer. Nick Romano, EW.com, 9 June 2022 The money shot The latest tranche of campaign finance disclosures were released Thursday, revealing what candidates took in and spent from April 24 through May 21, according to filings submitted to the Los Angeles City Ethics Commission. Julia Wickstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 28 May 2022 Tabloid fortune-seeking paparazzi are roving the grounds hoping to get their money shot. Robert Daniels, Vulture, 5 Nov. 2021 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 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1977, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of money shot was in 1977

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“Money shot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/money%20shot. Accessed 30 Jan. 2023.

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