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

Examples of payout in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Times editorial board: The L.A. County Board of Supervisors’ silent sign-off on a $25-million payout fails the accountability test. Vanessa Franko, Los Angeles Times, 15 Apr. 2024 The insiders are somewhat protected even if the shares keep falling and drop below $17.50, because the payout slides, but doesn’t disappear, as the stock hits certain levels. Bailey Lipschultz, Fortune, 13 Apr. 2024 The fund is automatically replenished each year with $100 million, and some repairs take years to complete, cushioning the emergency account from immediate payouts most of the time. Jacob Bogage, Washington Post, 11 Apr. 2024 Last year, similar outbreaks cost the US government half a billion dollars in compensation payouts to poultry producers and caused a surge in the price of eggs. David Cox, WIRED, 11 Apr. 2024 Adobe is asking its network of artists for video clips, according to the report, promising potential payouts of just $120, which Bloomberg estimates equates to anywhere from $2.62 to $7.25 per minute of video footage. Kate Irwin, PCMAG, 11 Apr. 2024 Additionally, Gen X and older millennials should consider delaying Social Security until age 70, which can significantly boost their monthly payouts. Ebony Flake, Essence, 11 Apr. 2024 The ticket ended up matching all five white balls in the March 28 drawing, scoring her the second-highest money payout in the popular nightly game, officials said. Joe Marusak, Charlotte Observer, 10 Apr. 2024 In California, prize payout amounts are determined by the sales and the number of winners. Emily Deletter, USA TODAY, 5 Apr. 2024

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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 22 Apr. 2024.

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