- money; cash.
Origin of spondulicks
Examples from the Web for spondulix
Historical Examples of spondulix
It ain't you that's taking my spondulix in, you big, overgrown Swede!A Texas Ranger
William MacLeod Raine
"I believe it was just a matter of spondulix," said the practical Dee.Vacation with the Tucker Twins
Zero is the bottom of the spondulix scale fer me, although the thummometer seems to prove it ain't necessarily thus.Yellowstone Nights
Meanwhile, waiting for the spondulix to pour in, has wife and family to support.Miser Farebrother, Volume I (of 3)
Benjamin Leopold Farjeon
- slang money
Word Origin for spondulix
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.