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Friday, January 10, 2003

Definitions for lucre

  1. Monetary gain; profit; riches; money; -- often in a bad sense.

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Citations for lucre
His stories began to be published in the American Mercury before he moved to L.A., lured by the dream of Hollywood lucre. Jerome Boyd Maunsell, Times (London)
They ought to feel a calling for service rather than lucre. Sin-Ming Shaw, Time Asia
Origin of lucre
Lucre comes from Latin lucrum, "gain, profit." It is related to lucrative, "profitable."