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[suh-moh-lee-uh n] /səˈmoʊ li ən/
noun, Slang.
a dollar.
Origin of simoleon
An Americanism dating back to 1895-1900; origin uncertain Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • But we never went after the simoleon in the toe of the sock under the loose brick in the corner of the kitchen hearth.

Word Origin and History for simoleon

slang for "a dollar," 1895, American English, of unknown origin. Related sambolio is attested from 1886; perhaps this was altered based on Napoleon, name of a late 19c. French gold coin.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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