slush fund

noun

Definition of slush fund

  1. 1 :  a fund raised from the sale of refuse to obtain small luxuries or pleasures for a warship's crew

  2. 2 :  a fund for bribing public officials or carrying on corruptive propaganda

  3. 3 :  an unregulated fund often used for illicit purposes

Examples of slush fund in a sentence

  1. a secret slush fund for paying bribes

1839

First Known Use of slush fund

1839


SLUSH FUND Defined for English Language Learners

slush fund

noun

Definition of slush fund for English Language Learners

  • : an amount of money that is kept secretly for illegal or dishonest purposes

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