spondulicks

or spon·du·lix

[ spon-doo-liks ]
/ spɒnˈdu lɪks /

noun Older Slang.

money; cash.

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Origin of spondulicks

An Americanism dating back to 1855–60; origin uncertain
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Example sentences from the Web for spondulicks

  • Also it was convincingly true that the ingoing party—its way now made a pacific one—would need the "spondulicks."

  • "I wonder where he got the spondulicks," broke in her son Richard.

    The Fourth Watch|H. A. Cody
  • "Spondulicks," said Dicky with a laugh, as the other hesitated for a word.

    Blindfolded|Earle Ashley Walcott
  • Suppose I can't raise the spondulicks in time for the ten train!