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Thursday, March 12, 2015

Definitions for spondulicks

  1. Older Slang. money; cash.

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Citations for spondulicks
…I've told him a many a time I wouldn't trade places with him; for, says I, a sailor's life's the life for me, and I'm derned if I'd live two mile out o' town, where there ain't nothing ever goin' on, not for all his spondulicks and as much more on top of it. Mark Twain, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, 1884
In other words, Rangers, two-and-a-half years, two dozen signings, and a shedload of spondulicks on from their Third Division start-out, have not progressed beyond the point where their vulnerabilities and charmless, clunking football cannot be exposed ruthlessly and comprehensively by part-time opponents. Andrew Smith, "Ally McCoist a good man--but not a good manager," The Scotsman, May 12, 2014
Origin of spondulicks
Spondulicks came to English in the mid-1800s and is an Americanism of uncertain origin.