ill-gotten

adjective
ill-got·​ten | \ ˈil-ˈgä-tᵊn How to pronounce ill-gotten (audio) \

Definition of ill-gotten

: acquired by illicit or improper means ill-gotten gains

First Known Use of ill-gotten

1552, in the meaning defined above

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“Ill-gotten.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ill-gotten. Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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ill-gotten

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English Language Learners Definition of ill-gotten

: obtained in a dishonest or illegal way

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