Definition of Hush money

1. Noun. A bribe paid to someone to insure that something is kept secret.

Generic synonyms: Bribe, Payoff



Definition of Hush money

1. Noun. A bribe to maintain secrecy (to prevent bad publicity or to prevent the discovery of a crime). ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hush Money

husbandhood
husbanding
husbandless
husbandlike
husbandly
husbandman
husbandmen
husbandries
husbandry
husbands
hush
hush-hush
hush down
hush kit
hush kits
hush money (current term)
hush one's mouth
hush puppy
hush up
hushabied
hushabies
hushaby
hushabye
hushed
hushed-up
hushedly
husher
hushered
hushering
hushers

Literary usage of Hush money

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1. Memoirs of the Late Thomas Holcroft by Thomas Holcroft, William Hazlitt (1816)
"But just as he is going out, he meets Milford; and being more fool than knave, he tells the latter of his marriage, and of the hush-money to Silky, ..."

2. Secret History of the Court of England from the Accession of George the by Anne Hamilton (1901)
"... A Duchess Visits England — Etiquette — The Pension List — Oppression of the Masses — Speculations in Stocks — Doctor Randolph's Disclosures—hush money. ..."

3. Rouge Et Noir: The Academicians of 1823, Or, The Greeks of the Palais Royal by Charles Dunne (1823)
"... douceur as hush money, which is even known to go into the pockets of superiors as well as inferiors, legislative enactments will be of no importance, ..."

4. Gleams of Memory with Some Reflections by James Payn (1894)
"Let us worm ourselves into their confidence and extort hush- money. What do you say to starting a Limited Company (only you and me) for this purpose ? ..."

5. The Quarterly Review by William Gifford, George Walter Prothero, John Gibson Lockhart, John Murray, Whitwell Elwin, John Taylor Coleridge, Rowland Edmund Prothero Ernle, William Macpherson, William Smith (1845)
"And if it were hush-money, would it not be well applied?—but in fact it is in no other sense hush-money than that the diffusion of liberal education and ..."

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