fakelaki

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Greek φακελάκι (fakeláki, little envelope).

Noun[edit]

fakelaki (plural fakelakis)

  1. (Greek politics) A bribe offered in an envelope.
    • 2011, John Lanchester, Once Greece goes…:
      Various forms of corruption permeated the system, where cash gifts in fakelaki or ‘little envelopes’ were a fact of life, and where, crucially, the rich regarded paying tax as something that only the poor and stupid would ever choose to do.