money or wealth, especially when regarded with contempt or acquired by reprehensible means.
(derogatory) money or wealth, esp if dishonestly acquired; lucre
mid-14c., “stolen goods,” from Anglo-French pelf, Old French pelfre “booty, spoils” (11c.), of unknown origin; also see pilfer. Meaning “money, riches,” with a pejorative overtone first recorded c.1500.
[pel-uh m] /ˈpɛl əm/ noun 1. Henry, 1696–1754, British statesman: prime minister 1743–54 (brother of Thomas Pelham-Holles). [pel-uh m] /ˈpɛl əm/ noun 1. a bit that is used with two pairs of reins, designed to serve the purpose of a full bridle. /ˈpɛləm/ noun 1. a horse’s bit for a double bridle, less severe than […]
[pel-uh m-hol-is] /ˈpɛl əmˈhɒl ɪs/ noun 1. Thomas, 1st Duke of Newcastle, 1693–1768, British statesman: prime minister 1754–56, 1757–62 (brother of Henry Pelham).
/ˈpiːlɪˌæs/ noun 1. (Greek myth) a son of Poseidon and Tyro. He feared his nephew Jason and sent him to recover the Golden Fleece, hoping he would not return
[pel-i-kuh n] /ˈpɛl ɪ kən/ noun 1. any of several large, totipalmate, fish-eating birds of the family Pelecanidae, having a large bill with a distensible pouch. 2. a still or retort with two tubes that leave the body from the neck, curve in opposite directions, and reenter the body through the belly. /ˈpɛlɪkən/ noun 1. […]