lucre

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noun lu·cre \ˈlü-kər\

Definition of lucre

  1. :  monetary gain :  profit wrote almost entirely for lucre; also :  money

Examples of lucre in a Sentence

  1. foreign coins are not acceptable lucre in most vending machines in this country

Origin and Etymology of lucre

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin lucrum; probably akin to Old English lēan reward, Old High German lōn, Greek apolauein to enjoy


LUCRE Defined for English Language Learners

lucre

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Definition of lucre for English Language Learners

  • : money or profit



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