hush money

noun

Definition of hush money

: 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.

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“Hush money.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hush%20money. Accessed 12 December 2019.

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