black money


noun

income earned surreptitiously or illegally, usually in cash, and not reported to the government so as to avoid paying taxes on it.

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Origin of black money

First recorded in 1965–70
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British Dictionary definitions for black money

black money

noun

that part of a nation's income that relates to its black economy
any money that a person or organization acquires illegally, as by a means that involves tax evasion
US money to fund a government project that is concealed in the cost of some other project
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