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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
1895-1900
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.
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