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Noun payoff has 4 senses
- payoff, final payment - the final payment of a debt
--1 is a kind of payment
- bribe, payoff - payment made to a person in a position of trust to corrupt his judgment
--2 is a kind of payment
--2 has particulars: hush money; kickback; payola; soap
- return, issue, proceeds, take, takings, yield, payoff - the income arising from land or other property; "the average return was about 5%"
--3 is a kind of income
--3 has particulars: economic rent, rent; payback
- wages, reward, payoff - a recompense for worthy acts or retribution for wrongdoing; "the wages of sin is death"; "virtue is its own reward"
--4 is a kind of consequence, aftermath