Try Our Apps


Pore Over vs. Pour Over

soft money

money contributed to a political candidate or party that is not subject to federal regulations. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for soft money
Contemporary Examples
Historical Examples
  • Colonel Jimmy heard Small make that fool bet on the eighteenth tee, and you know what a leech he is when soft money is in sight.

    Fore! Charles Emmett Van Loan
  • Observe the war within the lad as between innate decency and, in a sense, laudable desire for the limelight and soft money.

    Criminal Types V. M. Masten
  • Then I think it will be beaten, if by soft money it means the payment of one promise with another.

  • Let's be clear; a vote against McCain-Feingold is a vote for soft money and for the status quo.

British Dictionary definitions for soft money

soft money

(politics) (in the US) money that can be spent by a political party on grass-roots organization, recruitment, advertising, etc; it must be deposited in a party's non-federal (state-level) bank accounts, and must not be used in connection with presidential or congressional elections Compare hard money
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
Cite This Source
Slang definitions & phrases for soft money

soft in the head

adjective phrase

Stupid; dim-witted; lamebrained

[1938+; soft is found by 1621 in the sense ''silly, simple, foolish'']

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for soft money

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for soft

Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for soft money