Money, especially when regarded as sordid or distasteful or gained in a dishonourable 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.
money, cash, hard cash, ready money, funds, capital, finances, riches, wealth, spoils, ill-gotten gains, Mammon;
profit, profits, gain, proceeds, winnings
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 lucrebazooka, euchre, farruca, palooka, pooka, rebuker, snooker, Stuka, verruca
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