money laundering (uncountable)
- The act of engaging in transactions designed to obscure the origin of money, especially money that has been obtained illegally. [from early 20th c.]
- 2016 September 25, Tim Carvell; Josh Gondelman; Dan Gurewitch; Jeff Maurer; Ben Silva; Will Tracy; Jill Twiss; Seena Vali; Julie Weiner, “Scandals”, in Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, season 3, episode 23, HBO, Warner Bros. Television:
- Shut up! Shut up! What is this charity⁉ You’re kids! You can’t fucking drive! What money laundering scheme are you operating!?
act of obscuring the origin of money that has been obtained illegally