American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A fund raised for undesignated purposes, especially:
- n. A fund raised by a group for corrupt practices, such as bribery or graft.
- n. A fund used by a group, as for entertainment.
- n. Money formerly raised by the sale of garbage from a warship to buy small items of luxury for the crew.
- n. a fund for buying votes or bribing public officials
“Mal wondered if Mickey C. was a contributor to Loew’s six-figure slush fund — which should hit the half million mark by the time of the ‘52 primaries.”
“The take on illegal gambling's our only slush fund — a lot of it goes to pay our ring of informers.”
“On Election Day I was given a $15,000 cash slush fund by the New Jersey Republican State Committee to pay the supposedly unpaid “volunteers.””
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