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Wednesday, October 04, 2000

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
1350-1400
Lucre comes from Latin lucrum, "gain, profit." It is related to lucrative, "profitable."