pay·​out | \ ˈpā-ˌau̇t How to pronounce payout (audio) \

Definition of payout

: the act of paying out : payoff

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In 2018, Grayton Road Tavern’s Queen of Hearts raffle payout was more than $5 million. Kristen Davis,, "No Queen of Hearts winner in Sept. 11 Grayton Road Tavern drawing; Next week’s jackpot to top $3 million," 11 Sep. 2019 If more than 248,000 people make claims on that $31 million pot of money, the individual payout will be less than $125. Aimee Picchi, CBS News, "Want that $125 from Equifax? Don't ignore the company's latest email," 10 Sep. 2019 The $572 million payout is only about 1/30th of that, as NPR pointed out. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, "Oklahoma wins opioid case against Johnson & Johnson, gets tiny payout," 27 Aug. 2019 Here, the maximum payout is $500, or $25 per hour for up to 20 hours of effort. Hiawatha Bray,, "The Equifax settlement: Is there anything in it for you?," 30 July 2019 Prior to the model, DoorDash offered a smaller payout amount that didn’t account for tips. Fortune, "DoorDash Changes Tipping Practices After Public Backlash," 24 July 2019 Even so, the settlement payout could have been even higher. Ryan Martin, Indianapolis Star, "Unarmed man shot in back by IMPD officer settles lawsuit for millions," 11 July 2019 And, acting bona fides aside, the payout was something else. Tim Rohan,, "Western Union: A Blue Chips Oral History," 8 July 2019 Billboard estimated that the Spotify payout could be worth an estimated $300 million to UMG acts. Randy Lewis,, "Taylor Swift, entitled millionaire, is the labor activist the music industry needs," 3 July 2019

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First Known Use of payout

1943, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of payout

: a usually large amount of money that is given to someone

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