|part of speech:
||the full payment of a debt, salary, wager, or the like.
||a reward or punishment, or the act of giving or receiving it.
Winning a medal was the payoff for her hard work.
- similar words:
- reward, stake
||(informal) the most interesting or climactic part of a narrative, series of events, or the like.
||blackmail, deposit, finale, kickback, upshot