outgoings

plural noun

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

Example Sentences

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 See More

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'outgoings.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

Word History

First Known Use

1765, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of outgoings was in 1765

Dictionary Entries Near outgoings

Cite this Entry

“Outgoings.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outgoings. Accessed 30 Jan. 2023.

Last Updated: - Updated example sentences
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!


Words Named After People

  • name tags
  • Namesake of the leotard, Jules Léotard had what profession?
Spell It

Hear a word and type it out. How many can you get right?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Solve today's spelling word game by finding as many words as you can with using just 7 letters. Longer words score more points.

Can you make 12 words with 7 letters?

PLAY