slush fund

noun
Updated on: 12 Nov 2017

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

  1. a secret slush fund for paying bribes

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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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