lucre

[ loo-ker ]
/ ˈlu kər /

noun

monetary reward or gain; money.

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Origin of lucre

1350–1400; Middle English < Latin lucrum profit; akin to Old English lēan reward, German Lohn, Gothic, Old Norse laun
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British Dictionary definitions for lucre

lucre
/ (ˈluːkə) /

noun

usually facetious money or wealth (esp in the phrase filthy lucre)

Word Origin for lucre

C14: from Latin lūcrum gain; related to Old English lēan reward, German Lohn wages
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