black money

noun, obsolete

Definition of black money

1 : coins issued as silver but containing a high alloy of base metal
2 : income (as from a black market or from gambling) that is not reported to the government for tax purposes

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First Known Use of black money

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Black money.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Oct. 2021.

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