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

Definition of upshot

: the final result : outcome

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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 is that the percent of U.S. national income going to people in wages and benefits generally has been declining since peaking at 67.9% in the second quarter of 1980. Don Lee Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 22 July 2021 The upshot is that the White House has at least two, and possibly three, additional posts to fill in addition to the Fed chair. Nick Timiraos, WSJ, 21 July 2021 The upshot is that local data, rather than state- or nationwide-level figures, now paint the most accurate picture of the current state of the outbreak. Chris Wilson, Time, 19 July 2021 The upshot could be lasting damage to the court’s reputation and its role in American democracy at a time when both parties are already nursing grudges stemming from Trump’s previous two nominations. Greg Stohr,, 20 Sep. 2020 The upshot is that crude prices are averaging around $74 a barrel, up 45% or so this year. The Editorial Board, WSJ, 6 July 2021 The competition between the private space start-ups is fierce — just as the competition between Edison and Westinghouse was — but the upshot is ultimately greater innovation and lower costs for you and me. Brandon J. Weichert, National Review, 5 July 2021 The upshot is that Phoenix and Minnesota, who also play Saturday, are among seven WNBA teams with seven or eight losses going into this week trying to create some upward mobility before the Olympic break starting July 12. Jeff Metcalfe, The Arizona Republic, 30 June 2021 The upshot, Drew noted, is that this issue didn’t exactly sneak up on the NCAA. Joseph Hoyt, Dallas News, 30 June 2021

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First Known Use of upshot

1594, in the meaning defined above

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27 Jul 2021

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“Upshot.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Jul. 2021.

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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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