Simple Definition of lucre
: money or profit
Examples of lucre
<foreign coins are not acceptable lucre in most vending machines in this country>
<it's usually lucre and not lust that motivates someone to set up a pornographic Web site>
Origin of lucre
Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin lucrum; probably akin to Old English lēan reward, Old High German lōn, Greek apolauein to enjoy
First Known Use: 14th century
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