slush fund


Definition of slush fund

1 : a fund raised from the sale of refuse to obtain small luxuries or pleasures for a warship's crew
2 : a fund for bribing public officials or carrying on corruptive propaganda
3 : an unregulated fund often used for illicit purposes

Examples of slush fund in a Sentence

a secret slush fund for paying bribes
Recent Examples on the Web In the days leading up to this Summer Olympics, a crew of drivers and mechanics called Sanggye-dong Supreme Team uncovers some fishy business involving a VIP slush fund. Patrick Frater, Variety, 28 July 2022 What are the latest slush fund projects that Cuyahoga County Council members have proposed? Laura Johnston, cleveland, 20 July 2022 The problem is that the 340B program has become a slush fund for its other participants, the large, supposedly nonprofit hospitals and health systems. Ted Okon, STAT, 8 July 2022 Return the $6 billion surplus to taxpayers instead of treating it like a slush fund. Baltimore Sun, 18 May 2022 Is the plan by Cuyahoga County Council to create $66 million in slush funds legal in the charter, and what do the people running to be the new county executive think of the slush fund plan? Laura Johnston, cleveland, 29 Apr. 2022 Council woman, Cheryl Stevens promised $120,000 of her slush fund. Laura Johnston, cleveland, 12 Apr. 2022 That would be a great way to spend that one-time money from opera instead of giving it to county council is a slush fund. Laura Johnston, cleveland, 4 Apr. 2022 There’s no good reason to keep saddling students with debt — and using them as a human slush fund for relatively wealthy Democratic constituencies. Kevin D. Williamson, National Review, 10 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of slush fund

1839, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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4 Aug 2022

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“Slush fund.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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