or spon·du·lix

[ spon-doo-liks ]
/ spɒnˈdu lɪks /

noun Older Slang.

money; cash.

Origin of spondulicks

An Americanism dating back to 1855–60; origin uncertain
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Examples from the Web for spondulix

  • Zero is the bottom of the spondulix scale fer me, although the thummometer seems to prove it ain't necessarily thus.

    Yellowstone Nights|Herbert Quick
  • Meanwhile, waiting for the spondulix to pour in, has wife and family to support.

    Miser Farebrother, Volume I (of 3)|Benjamin Leopold Farjeon
  • "I believe it was just a matter of spondulix," said the practical Dee.

  • It ain't you that's taking my spondulix in, you big, overgrown Swede!

    A Texas Ranger|William MacLeod Raine

British Dictionary definitions for spondulix



/ (spɒnˈdjuːlɪks) /


slang money

Word Origin for spondulix

C19: of obscure origin
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