filthy lucre

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

A phrase used in the King James Version of the Bible to translate Ancient Greek αἰσχρός κέρδος (aiskhrós kérdos) and related terms such as αἰσχροκερδής (aiskhrokerdḗs, [a person] given to filthy lucre).

NounEdit

filthy lucre (uncountable)

  1. (idiomatic, derogatory) money

Derived termsEdit