PRONUNCIATION: (sluhsh fuhnd)

MEANING: noun: A fund established for illegal activities, especially in business and politics.

ETYMOLOGY: Originally, a slush fund was money collected to buy small luxuries for a ship’s crew. The fund was raised from the sale of slush (reuse fat) from the ship’s galley. Earliest documented use: 1839.

FLUSH FUND - I financed my education by playing poker

SHUSH FUND - OK, kid, I'll pay you to just Shut Up

SLUSH FOND - I love sweetened syrup over shaved ice!