black money

noun

obsolete
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

Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of black money was in the 15th century

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“Black money.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/black%20money. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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