ill-gotten

adjective ill-got·ten \ ˈil-ˈgä-tᵊn \

Definition of ill-gotten

: acquired by illicit or improper means
  • ill-gotten gains

First Known Use of ill-gotten

1552


ILL-GOTTEN Defined for English Language Learners

ill-gotten

adjective

Definition of ill-gotten for English Language Learners

  • : obtained in a dishonest or illegal way


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