1 informal terms for money [syn: boodle, bread, cabbage, clams, dinero, dough, gelt, kale, lettuce, lolly, loot, moolah, pelf, scratch, shekels, simoleons, sugar, wampum]
2 the excess of revenues over outlays in a given period of time (including depreciation and other non-cash expenses) [syn: net income, net, net profit, profit, profits, earnings]
EtymologyFrom the Latin lucrum "profit"
- IPA: /ˈluːkə/ or /ˈluːkɹə/
- Spanish: lucro
Lucre, from the Lat. lucrum, meaning gain in terms of money or wealth.
Often it is used in a negative manner, as in the phrase “not given to filthy lucre.” from the Bible Bible verse 1|Timothy|3:3|AV.
From this, the term "the filthy" became slang for money. http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/filthy-rich.html
Uses In Fiction
lucre in French: Lucre
affluence, and pence, assets, bottomless purse, bulging purse, capital gains, cash, circulating medium, cleanup, clear profit, coinage, coined liberty, cold cash, currency, dividends, dollars, dough, earnings, easy circumstances, embarras de richesses, emergency money, filthy lucre, fortune, fractional currency, gain, gains, get, gettings, gleanings, gold, greenbacks, gross, gross profit, handsome fortune, hard cash, hard currency, high income, high tax bracket, hoard, income, independence, interest, jack, kale, killing, legal tender, lettuce, loot, luxuriousness, makings, mammon, managed currency, material wealth, mazuma, medium of exchange, mintage, money, money to burn, moneybags, neat profit, necessity money, net, net profit, opulence, opulency, paper profits, pelf, percentage, perk, perks, perquisite, pickings, possessions, postage currency, postal currency, pounds, proceeds, profit, profits, property, prosperity, prosperousness, rake-off, receipts, return, returns, riches, richness, scrip, shillings, silver, six-figure income, soft currency, specie, sterling, store, substance, take, take-in, the almighty dollar, the wherewith, the wherewithal, treasure, upper bracket, wealth, wealthiness, winnings