payoff

[ pey-awf, -of ]
/ ˈpeɪˌɔf, -ˌɒf /

noun

adjective

yielding results, especially rewarding or decisive results: The payoff play was the long pass into the end zone.

Origin of payoff

First recorded in 1910–15; noun, adj. use of verb phrase pay off
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