Definition of lucre in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈlo͞okər/


Money, especially when regarded as sordid or distasteful or gained in a dishonorable way: officials getting their hands grubby with filthy lucre
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  • Cheap points, and, possibly, some mitigating box office lucre, can be gained by criticizing an American audience overseas in Europe.
  • But at least most of us don't have to earn our lucre by taking bribes at refugee centres and metro police roadblocks.
  • They came here for lucre, they left when the money ran out.


Late Middle English: from French lucre or Latin lucrum; the phrase filthy lucre is with biblical allusion to Tit. 1:11.

Words that rhyme with lucre

bazooka, euchre, farruca, palooka, pooka, rebuker, snooker, Stuka, verruca
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