upshot

noun

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

Example Sentences

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: Just two variables—the number of species and the average interaction strength—determined whether a mishmash of different microbes would be stable or chaotic, says study author Jiliang Hu, a mechanical engineering graduate student at MIT. Bygabriel Popkin, science.org, 6 Oct. 2022 The upshot has been lower morale among law enforcement, higher crime rates and more crime victims, particularly among the low-income minorities on whom violent criminals tend to prey. Jason L. Riley, WSJ, 8 Nov. 2022 Even so, the upshot was that pay growth, while showing some hints of moderation under the surface, remains unusually rapid. Jeanna Smialek, New York Times, 28 Oct. 2022 Even so, the upshot was that pay growth, while showing some hints of moderation under the surface, remains unusually rapid. Ben Casselman, BostonGlobe.com, 28 Oct. 2022 The upshot was a Heat championship in 2006, a declining O’Neal from there, and eventually offloading of the deal to the Phoenix Suns before the third of the five years on the deal was completed. Ira Winderman, Sun Sentinel, 22 Oct. 2022 The upshot was the Royal Canadian Mounted Police swooped in to investigate the ransom demands, which allowed Stone and Rodness to offer up a police report to a national newscast to prove this was no Hollywood marketing ruse. Etan Vlessing, The Hollywood Reporter, 19 Oct. 2022 The upshot is that US factories are suddenly humming, my colleagues Chris Isidore and Christine Romans report. Allison Morrow, CNN, 11 Oct. 2022 The upshot is that the industry needs to find an alternative to bridges sooner rather than later, before investors lose confidence entirely. Jeff John Roberts, Fortune, 7 Oct. 2022 See More

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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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/upshot. Accessed 2 Dec. 2022.

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upshot

noun

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

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