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Princeton's WordNet

  1. slush fund(noun)

    a fund for buying votes or bribing public officials


  1. slush fund(Noun)

    Money stored for illegal or dishonest purposes.


  1. Slush fund

    A slush fund, colloquially, is an auxiliary monetary account or a reserve fund. However, in the context of corrupt dealings, such as those by governments or large corporations, a slush fund can have particular connotations of illegality, illegitimacy, or secrecy in regard to the use of this money and the means by which the funds were acquired. Political dealings with slush funds tend to create suspicions of quid pro quo, and can be viewed on the surface as corrupt and subversive of the democratic process. For example, Richard Nixon's "Checkers speech" of 1952 was a successful effort to dispel a scandal concerning a rumored slush fund of campaign contributions. Years later Nixon's Watergate scandal did involve slush funds to buy the silence of the Watergate Plumbers. A slush fund can also be connected to amateur level athletics. In the past fifty years, there have been multiple occurrences where boosters and supporters of a collegiate sport program provide the school and coaches with extra money. This money is then distributed to a number of athletes in order to compensate them for their participation and commitment to their program. Some of the most memorable scandals that involved slush funds with college athletics are: Southern Methodist University in 1986 and University of Michigan in the 1990s. Southern Methodist's football team was caught receiving money from the school which was being funded by one of the boosters. The University of Michigan had one booster paying several of the Men's Basketball players, including NBA superstar Chris Webber.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of slush fund in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of slush fund in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of slush fund in a Sentence

  1. Carly Fiorina:

    This is about a political slush fund. It is about the character of our nation, and yes, we should stand up and fight on this issue.

  2. Marjorie Dannenfelser:

    The Protect Life Rule does not cut family planning funding by a single dime, and instead directs tax dollars to entities that provide healthcare to women but do not perform abortions, the Title X program was not intended to be a slush fund for abortion businesses.

  3. Betty McCollum:

    These fees are not a slush fund for this administration to use at will.

  4. Michael Avenatti:

    The president had effectively an extramarital affair slush fund that was administered by Michael Cohen and that he would just be expected to take care of these things, they were a regular occurrence. I mean, that in and of itself should be very disturbing.

  5. Jamie Court:

    It was a laundry machine for dirty energy contributions to the Brown administration, a slush fund of sorts, hiding big oil, utility and other dirty energy dollars in close proximity to officials’ actions.

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