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

Definition of payout

: the act of paying out : payoff

Examples of payout in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Verizon’s dividend recently yielded a substantial 4.4%, and that payout seems safe, at only 56% of recent annual earnings. Dallas News, "Motley Fool: Slow-and-steady Verizon isn’t a sizzling stock but it’s still worth owning," 8 Nov. 2020 As the number rises into plus territory for a higher potential payout, the matching percentage falls as that would represent a bet with a lower chance to be correct. Jeff Nowak,, "Can Saints buck the odds? Despite 4-game win streak, Bucs on rise as NFC betting favorite," 7 Nov. 2020 Additionally, the company’s first half performance resulted in a record payout for the company’s profit-sharing program for hourly associates, according to an August report in the Chronicle. Jesse Leavenworth,, "Home improvement spending surges as housebound Connecticut residents spruce up surroundings," 23 Oct. 2020 Century 21 blamed for its demise the lack of payout on its business interruption insurance. Jordan Valinsky, CNN, "These retailers announced hundreds of store closures in September," 26 Sep. 2020 Either way, in or out, the conference will gain its portion of the CFP payout and also get its shot at a New Year’s bowl game. Josh Newman, The Salt Lake Tribune, "Gordon Monson: Praise, don’t blame, the Pac-12 for delaying the start of football in the middle of a pandemic," 25 Sep. 2020 The manager’s job is to facilitate deals on top of that, typically taking anywhere from 15 to 30 percent of the payout. Cecilia D'anastasio, Wired, "Shady Contracts, Raw Deals: Inside the Industry of Managing Video Game Stars," 14 Sep. 2020 Instead, according to the lawsuit, Plated shareholders have not yet earned any of the payout. Lucinda Shen, Fortune, "When a venture capital-backed merger goes awry," 4 Sep. 2020 Wojton helped advise the Maryland Environmental Service’s Board of Directors on the severance offered to McGrath, and relayed to them McGrath’s assurances that Hogan was aware of the payout. Washington Post, "Hogan’s former chief of staff implored him to back him up. Instead, Hogan publicly rebutted him.," 1 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of payout

1943, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of payout was in 1943

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19 Nov 2020

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“Payout.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Nov. 2020.

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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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