Middle English from Latin lucrumlau- in Indo-European roots
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Middle English, from Latinlucrum (“profit").
Lucre Sentence Examples
Ellis has an African Gray parrot called filthy Lucre.
For the latter they have nothing but condemnation, but the former they acknowledge as part of the divine order of the state, while the y complain that the priests have prostituted their office for lucre.
In the end neither Tom or Cheryl got their hands on the filthy lucre.