lucre


lucre

noun

Definition of LUCRE

1
something (as pieces of stamped metal or printed paper) customarily and legally used as a medium of exchange, a measure of value, or a means of payment <foreign coins are not acceptable lucre in most vending machines in this country>
Synonyms bread [slang], bucks, cabbage [slang], cash, change, chips, coin, currency, dough, gold, green, jack [slang], kale [slang], legal tender, lolly [British], long green [slang], loot, lucre, moola (or moolah) [slang], needful, pelf, scratch [slang], shekels (also sheqels or shekelim or shekalim or sheqalim), tender, wampum
2
the amount of money left when expenses are subtracted from the total amount received <it's usually lucre and not lust that motivates someone to set up a pornographic Web site>

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