money paid to someone to buy their silence, to prevent them from revealing or making public something secret one does not wish to come out;
or just putting it straight and plain: money paid to someone for keeping their mouth shut, a bribe for somebody's silence.
She's been given enough hush money to keep her mouth shut till the end of the world and even a day longer, at least that's what she said. But you know women and alcohol - a dangerous combination of the two: at Peter's party last week she had had a drink or two too much and she let the cat out of the bag.
by Aleph June 4, 2006
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The amount of money it takes to keep the other girl from telling your significant other about all of your outside sexually related activities.
John: Do you want to go to the bar tonight and catch the game?

Coach P: I wish I could, but I just dropped 100 in "hush money" on my sexretary for the second time this month. (see sexretary)
by Coach P July 12, 2006
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The smallest amount of money you could pay on a bill to prevent a shut off and keep them quiet until next month.
Yeah, I threw DirecTV $50, not quite the full $90, just hush money.
by jbird730 December 9, 2020
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