dark money

[ dahrk muhn-ee ]
/ ˈdɑrk ˈmʌn i /

noun

money donated to politically active nonprofit organizations or anonymous corporate entities, which spend this money to influence political campaigns or other special interests but are not required to reveal their donors.

Nearby words

  1. dark internet,
  2. dark lantern,
  3. dark matter,
  4. dark meat,
  5. dark mineral,
  6. dark nebula,
  7. dark of the moon,
  8. dark reaction,
  9. dark slide,
  10. dark star

Origin of dark money

First recorded in 2010–15

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