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hush money

Syllabification: hush mon·ey

Definition of hush money in English:

noun

informal
Money paid to someone to prevent them from disclosing embarrassing or discreditable information.
Example sentences
  • However, there are requests for money to meet expenses related to hush money, fees, taxes and assorted payments to sundry individuals.
  • He demanded $60 million hush money to prevent the filing of the sexual harassment lawsuit.
  • You talked earlier about how a small sum like $10,000 couldn't be considered hush money.

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