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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?"