up·​shot | \ ˈəp-ˌshät How to pronounce upshot (audio) \

Definition of upshot

: the final result : outcome

Examples of upshot in a Sentence

the upshot of the court's ruling is that a number of communities will now have to change their gun laws
Recent Examples on the Web The upshot, however, is that when Patagonia does issue dividends, 98% of the payout will automatically go to the new charity. Eamon Barrett, Fortune, 21 Sep. 2022 The upshot was that Coccetta agreed to give Buchanan free creative rein to create—in something of a hurry, apparently—this first joint endeavor that features both parties’ names. Luke Leitch, Vogue, 20 Sep. 2022 But the upshot is that both mediums are diminished. Alan Sepinwall, Rolling Stone, 20 Sep. 2022 The upshot was clear: The Fed is nowhere near declaring victory. Arkansas Online, 27 Aug. 2022 But the upshot, for both armies fighting in Ukraine, is that this war is a bloody one. David Axe, Forbes, 25 Aug. 2022 Regardless, as the Pentagon scrambles to fill the shortfall, the upshot is that the American reliance on an all-volunteer military is being tested. The Editors, National Review, 24 Aug. 2022 That’s the upshot of an Oregonian/OregonLive analysis of district hiring over the last 10 months. oregonlive, 8 Aug. 2021 That’s the upshot surrounding a bit of personnel news coming out of the New York Times on Friday: Sportswriter Karen Crouse has resigned from the newspaper after 16 years of covering swimming, golf and other sports. Washington Post, 29 July 2021 See More

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First Known Use of upshot

1594, in the meaning defined above

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25 Sep 2022

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“Upshot.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Sep. 2022.

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up·​shot | \ ˈəp-ˌshät How to pronounce upshot (audio) \

Kids Definition of upshot

: the final result What was the upshot of the negotiations?

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