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payout

[pey-out]
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noun
  1. an act or instance of paying, expending, or disbursing.
  2. money paid, expended, or disbursed, as a dividend or winning: He went to the betting window to collect his payout.

Origin of payout

First recorded in 1900–05; noun use of verb phrase pay out
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Word Origin and History for payout

n.

1904, from pay (v.) + out. Originally in reference to oil wells that produced enough to justify the expense of drilling them.

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