pay·​out ˈpā-ˌau̇t How to pronounce payout (audio)
: the act of paying out : payoff

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web This January, the company also boosted its dividend payout by 7.4%; the dividend recently yielded 3.1%. Dallas News, 5 Mar. 2023 And, while deciding to up its payout and skip that trend may ultimately be the right decision, savvy operators like Starbucks think otherwise. Spencer Jakab, WSJ, 1 Mar. 2023 Down the street, two more residents spoke about what their insurance payout could look like, asking neighbors for advice. Daniel Kool,, 16 Feb. 2023 Winning tickets will still return the entirety of your deserved cash payout. cleveland, 28 Jan. 2023 Lottery officials said the Sonora winner added a Power Play to their ticket, making their total payout worth $200,000. Keisha Rowe, The Courier-Journal, 8 Nov. 2022 Founders, too, can withdraw less money from their companies, having once again to build their startups into empires before receiving their payout. Robert Stevens, Fortune, 1 Nov. 2022 When negotiating your payout, ask about any restrictions for the voucher or compensation provided. Ramsey Qubein, Condé Nast Traveler, 17 Aug. 2022 These boosts will increase both your odds before the bet and your potential payout following a successful wager. Chicago Tribune, 21 Feb. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1943, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of payout was in 1943

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“Payout.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Mar. 2023.

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