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Definition of lucre noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

lucre

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈluːkə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈluːkər//
 
[uncountable] (disapproving)
 
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money, especially when it has been obtained in a way that is dishonest or immoral the lure of filthy lucre Word Origin late Middle English: from French lucre or Latin lucrum; the phrase filthy lucre is with an allusion to the Bible, Tit. 1:11.
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