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hush money

n. Informal
A bribe paid to keep something secret.

hush money

n
slang money given to a person, such as an accomplice, to ensure that something is kept secret

hush′ mon`ey


n.
a bribe to keep someone from revealing scandalous or damaging information.
[1700–10]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hush money - a bribe paid to someone to insure that something is kept secret
bribe, payoff - payment made to a person in a position of trust to corrupt his judgment
Translations

hush money

nSchweigegeld nt

hush money

n to pay sb hush money (fam) → comprare il silenzio di qn
References in classic literature ?
To allow Ada to be made a bribe and hush-money of is not the way to bring it out.
Rendered into intelligible English, this resolution pledged him to hold no communication with Sir Patrick--until he had first tested his success in negotiating with other persons, who might be equally interested in getting possession of the correspondence, and more liberal in giving hush-money to the thief who had stolen it.
Many believe Trump was trying to deflect interest away from the scandal of his alleged affair with porn star Stormy Daniels, who has sued him over a PS94,000 hush-money agreement.
Many believe Mr Trump was trying to deflect interest away from the scandal of his alleged affair with porn star Stormy Daniels, who has sued him over a [euro]106,000 hush-money agreement.