plural noun
out·​go·​ings | \ ˈau̇t-ˌgō-iŋz How to pronounce outgoings (audio) , -ˌgȯ(-)iŋz \

Definition of outgoings

: costs incurred : expenses

Examples of outgoings in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There will be several outgoings, starting with right back Diogo Dalot, who is expected to join AC Milan on a permanent transfer of around £18 million. Liam Canning, Forbes, 28 May 2021 Samantha’s Universal Credit, combined with her salary, covers her outgoings – rent and bills – but leaves no spare cash for anything else. Vicky Spratt, refinery29.com, 13 Jan. 2021 Because when all is said and done, talking can only do so much to dispel shame and stigma; what people really need is state support that's easily accessible and actually covers their outgoings. Vicky Spratt, refinery29.com, 16 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of outgoings

1765, in the meaning defined above

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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 16 Oct. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of outgoings

: the money that is spent on something


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