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Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Definitions for simoleon

  1. Slang. a dollar.

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Citations for simoleon
What few people know is that Gussie had inked a Lone Star in one corner of every single simoleon. Gussie's bills turn up in the strangest places -- like Effie Sue Etheridge's garden and the effects of two teen-age runaways ... Kit Reed, "In Short: Fiction; The Laying Out of Gussie Hoot," New York Times, January 20, 1991
... Gordon paid for a rye whiskey and a Coca-Cola with a simoleon that had grains of sand stuck to it. Ron Hansen, "Playland," Nebraska, 1989
Origin of simoleon
Simoleon is an Americanism, but its origin is uncertain. It may be formed on the basis of the word Napoleon, which refers to a gold coin issued during Napoleon I's reign.