lucre

noun lu·cre \ ˈlü-kər \

Definition of lucre

: 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

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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

noun

Definition of lucre for English Language Learners

  • : money or profit



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