Origin of lucre
Examples from the Web for lucre
America with lakes of lucre, waves of wampum, a Superstorm Sandy of simoleons, a Hurricane Katrina of cash.The Federal Government Has Violated My Right to Chainsaw|P. J. O’Rourke|April 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He should stop wasting his time taunting Rick Perry with penny-ante bets and put his lucre to good use.
Were it not for the hope of lucre, how many would be the works of art, how great would be the achievements of the world!A Top-Floor Idyl|George van Schaick
Here are our instruments of deception, our poisoned 75 sources of lucre.The Book of Khalid|Ameen Rihani
"Blue is the emblem of hope, and for that reason the Orange system has adopted it as illustrative of our faith," said Mr. Lucre.Valentine M'Clutchy, The Irish Agent|William Carleton
No;—it was for no love of lucre that he wished to be Bishop of Barchester.Barchester Towers|Anthony Trollope
And take Mr. Lucre, or any other person of fashion that may call, to my clerks.Next Door Neighbours|Elizabeth Inchbald
British Dictionary definitions for lucre
Word Origin for lucre
Word Origin and History for lucre
late 14c., from Latin lucrum "gain, advantage, profit; wealth, riches," from PIE root *lau- "gain, profit" (cf. Greek apo-lanein "to enjoy," Gothic launs, German lohn "wages, reward," and possibly Sanskrit lotam, lotram "booty"). Filthy lucre (Tit. i:11) is Tyndale's rendering of Greek aischron kerdos.