slush fund


slush fund

noun

: an amount of money that is kept secretly for illegal or dishonest purposes

Full Definition of SLUSH FUND

1
:  a fund raised from the sale of refuse to obtain small luxuries or pleasures for a warship's crew
2
:  a fund for bribing public officials or carrying on corruptive propaganda
3
:  an unregulated fund often used for illicit purposes

Examples of SLUSH FUND

  1. a secret slush fund for paying bribes

First Known Use of SLUSH FUND

1839

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