WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
hush mon′ey, 
  • a bribe to keep someone silent about something, esp. to keep the receiver from exposing a scandal.
    • 1700–10

    Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
    hush money n
    1. slang money given to a person, such as an accomplice, to ensure that something is kept secret
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