noun \ˈlü-kər\

: money or profit

Full Definition of LUCRE

:  monetary gain :  profit <wrote almost entirely for lucre>; also :  money

Examples of LUCRE

  1. <foreign coins are not acceptable lucre in most vending machines in this country>
  2. <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

Rhymes with LUCRE


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