Definition of simoleon in US English:



  • A dollar.

    ‘how about a few simoleons to tide you over?’
    • ‘In a single summer of public disinterest, ninety million of the Walt Disney Company's simoleons disappeared into a sea of red ink.’
    • ‘When one considers the persistent popularity of this movie, and the number of its stars who went on to impressive film careers, it's a shame Paramount didn't invest a few simoleons in supplemental material.’
    • ‘He can recoup a few simoleons on the soundtrack CD.’
    • ‘Factor in figures for median household incomes, and twenty-five grand turns into a little under a million simoleons in today's R&D money.’
    • ‘Yet another case in point: winning a million simoleons via a game show glitch.’
    • ‘Great movie, but if you've bought it before (the Special Edition, at least), stow your simoleons.’
    • ‘And instead of heading off to a mysterious job that you never witness, you sell stuff you find around town and play minigames, including catching fish and making pizzas, to earn those precious simoleons.’
    cash, hard cash, ready money
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Late 19th century: perhaps on the pattern of napoleon.