hush money


Definition of hush money

  1. :  money paid so that someone will keep information secret :  money that a person pays someone to hush something up He's accused of paying her hush money to keep their affair secret.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  calm, quiet

    :  to put at rest :  mollify

    :  to keep from public knowledge :  suppress

  1. :  silent, still

    :  intended to prevent the dissemination of certain information

  1. :  a silence or calm especially following noise :  quiet

  1. :  something generally accepted as a medium of exchange, a measure of value, or a means of payment: such as

    :  officially coined or stamped metal currency

    :  money of account

  1. :  involving or reliable in a crucial situation

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