- money; cash.
Origin of spondulicks
Examples from the Web for spondulicks
Historical Examples of spondulicks
Suppose I can't raise the spondulicks in time for the ten train!Molly Brown's Orchard Home
"Spondulicks," said Dicky with a laugh, as the other hesitated for a word.Blindfolded
Earle Ashley Walcott
"I wonder where he got the spondulicks," broke in her son Richard.The Fourth Watch
H. A. Cody
Also it was convincingly true that the ingoing party—its way now made a pacific one—would need the "spondulicks."Cabbages and Kings
Word Origin and History for spondulicks
1856, American English slang, "money, cash," of unknown origin, said to be from Greek spondylikos, from spondylos, a seashell used as currency (the Greek word means literally "vertebra"). Used by Mark Twain and O. Henry and adopted into British English, where it survives despite having faded in American English.