plural noun

out·​go·​ings ˈau̇t-ˌgō-iŋz How to pronounce outgoings (audio)
: costs incurred : expenses

Examples of outgoings in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Cut staff pay As well as lowering operational costs by conducting mass layoffs, Hohn suggested that Alphabet should look to employee compensation packages as another area that could be used to trim the corporation’s outgoings. Chloe Taylor, Fortune, 23 Jan. 2023 In particular, it was expected that women would act as bookkeepers, looking after the incomings and outgoings of the household as well as whatever craft their husbands were employed in. Time, 20 Jan. 2023 Other essential outgoings are getting more expensive too. Vicky Spratt, refinery29.com, 14 Apr. 2022 Cancel your subscriptions and relieve yourself from any outgoings. Shradha Shahani, Condé Nast Traveler, 12 Dec. 2022 And with matches resuming in two months, there will be more incomings and outgoings in the coming weeks. Henry Flynn, Forbes, 12 June 2022 Behind the scenes, club departments are scanning the market, liaising with agents and managing outgoings. Henry Flynn, Forbes, 26 June 2022 There's been plenty of shuffling of the roster with transfers, but the incomings and outgoings aren't limited to playing personnel. Matthew Glenesk, The Indianapolis Star, 8 Jan. 2022 There have been tighter lending rules since the global financial crash of 2008 which mean that lenders are legally entitled and required to take into account any changes in a mortgage applicant’s incomings and outgoings. Vicky Spratt, refinery29.com, 21 Nov. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1765, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of outgoings was in 1765

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“Outgoings.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outgoings. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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