plural noun
tak·​ings | \ ˈtā-kiŋz How to pronounce takings (audio) \

Definition of takings

chiefly British
: receipts especially of money

Examples of takings in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Rob Wainwright, head of Europol, Europe’s police agency, has estimated that 3-4% of the continent’s annual criminal takings, or £3bn-4bn ($4.2bn-5.6bn), are crypto-laundered. The Economist, "Crypto money-laundering," 26 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of takings

circa 1593, in the meaning defined above

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“Takings.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/takings?pronunciation&lang=en_us&dir=t&file=taking01. Accessed 22 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of takings

chiefly British : the amount of money that is earned

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