Definition of payout
: the act of paying out : payoff
Recent Examples of payout from the Web
The prosecutors warned of damage to the federal budget as a result of insurance payouts to depositors totaling over 170 billion rubles.
Hurricane Sandy in 2012 resulted in 144,000 more claims and another $6.25 billion in debt, as well as allegations that thousands of homeowners were wrongfully denied payouts by companies administering flood insurance on FEMA’s behalf.
Hurricane Sandy in 2012 resulted in 144,000 more claims and another $6.25 billion in debt, as well as allegations that thousands of homeowners were wrongfully denied payouts by companies administering flood insurance on FEMA's behalf.
The million-dollar question might just end up in a million-dollar payout one day.
The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino throws in a seat in to its main event satellite (normally $570) from 12:30 p.m. to midnight Sunday on its regular high hand payouts.
Smaller stock payouts were the main reason behind the decline in average CEO pay last year at local public companies.
That eight-figure number was later dispelled by BuzzFeed, and the outrage died down (slightly) when sites noted Gadot's payout was on par with other actors in multi-contract superhero films.
Consider the payout for another deal that was in the news recently — Verizon’s purchase of Yahoo, which closed last week.
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Definition of payout for English Language Learners
: a usually large amount of money that is given to someone
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