upshot

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Said to come from up + shot, referring to the last shot in a match of archery. Or alternatively from Hebrew or Judeo-Aramaic פשט (p’shat, simple explanation).

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

upshot (plural upshots)

  1. (US) A concise summary.
    I'm not interested in hearing all the details. Just give me the upshot.
  2. The final result, or outcome of something.
    The upshot was that they had to get married.

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