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Noun: lucre  loo-ku(r)
  1. [informal] The most common medium of exchange; functions as legal tender
    - money, coin [US, informal], boodle [informal], bread [informal], cabbage [US, informal], clams [US, informal], dinero [N. Amer, informal], dough [informal], gelt [informal], kale [US, informal], lettuce [US, informal], lolly [Brit, informal], loot [informal], moolah [N. Amer, informal], pelf [archaic, informal], scratch [informal], shekels [informal], simoleons [US, informal], sugar [informal], wampum [N. Amer, informal], dibs [archaic, informal], wonga [Brit, informal], brass [Brit, informal], moola [N. Amer, informal], dosh [Brit, informal], mazuma [US, informal]
     
  2. The excess of revenues over outlays in a given period of time (including depreciation and other non-cash expenses)
    - net income, net, net profit, profit, profits, earnings

Derived forms: lucres

Type of: income, medium of exchange, monetary system

Part of: money supply

Encyclopedia: Lucre