Fakelaki (Φακελάκι) is a Greek word that means “little envelope”.

(It usually describes a little brown envelope stuffed with cash, and used to bribe officials or other people to “expedite” service. According to Transparency International the average family in Greece pays £1,200 a year in fakelaki, which if true, is astounding to someone who has never bribed anyone to do anything (and wouldn’t even know how to go about such a thing). Fakelake – it’s such a harmless sounding word, kind of cute, or maybe a bit rude, but the real translation is corruption, a bribe, which is not cute at all.)