- poorly paid
Origin of Lucrative
Middle English lucratif from Old French from Latin lucrātīvus from lucrātus past participle of lucrārī to profit from lucrum profit lau- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From French lucratif, from Latin lucrativus (“profitable"), from lucratus, past participle of lucror (“I gain"), from lucrum (“gain"). See Spanish lucrar.
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