up·​shot ˈəp-ˌshät How to pronounce upshot (audio)
: 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 One upshot of the current glut of streaming platforms is a flood of programming to fill them: something for every attention span, something to plug every potential gap of viewer inactivity that might render a certain streaming service irrelevant while some other service pulls ahead. Hanif Abdurraqib, The New Yorker, 3 July 2024 The biggest upshot, said organizers, was finding new hosts in the Shinnecock Nation – the oldest self-governing Native tribe in New York. Matt Donnelly, Variety, 26 June 2024 One upshot of that was an increase in the number of complete nest failures in which every single nestling in a nest died. Lee Alan Dugatkin, Scientific American, 14 May 2024 But one possible upshot of a more starkly divided world is that the most important Gulf monarchies could end up on the other side. Hal Brands, Foreign Affairs, 24 May 2022 See all Example Sentences for upshot 

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Word History

First Known Use

1594, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of upshot was in 1594

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“Upshot.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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up·​shot ˈəp-ˌshät How to pronounce upshot (audio)
: final result : outcome

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