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See also: Simoleon and Simolean


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Most commonly accepted theory: late 19th century macaronic blend of simon (dollar), from simon (sixpence coin) (17th-century British slang), and Napoleon (French gold coin worth 20 francs, bearing the image of Napoleon III). Perhaps from New Orleans. Also see simony.


simoleon (plural simoleons)

  1. (US, slang) One dollar.
    That'll cost you five simoleons.
    • about 1900, O. Henry, Hygeia at the Solito
      "T'ought I was lyin' about the money, did ye? Well, you can frisk me if you wanter. Dat's the last simoleon in the treasury. Who's goin' to pay?"