Dictionary.com

lucre

[ loo-ker ]
/ ˈlu kər /
Save This Word!

noun

monetary reward or gain; money.

QUIZZES

QUIZ YOURSELF ON AFFECT VS. EFFECT!

In effect, this quiz will prove whether or not you have the skills to know the difference between “affect” and “effect.”
Question 1 of 7
The rainy weather could not ________ my elated spirits on my graduation day.

Origin of lucre

1350–1400; Middle English <Latin lucrum profit; akin to Old English lēan reward, German Lohn,Gothic, Old Norse laun
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

British Dictionary definitions for lucre

lucre
/ (ˈluːkə) /

noun

usually facetious money or wealth (esp in the phrase filthy lucre)
C14: from Latin lūcrum gain; related to Old English lēan reward, German Lohn wages
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Learn A New Word Right Now!