American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Slang A dollar.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A dollar.
- n. US, slang One dollar.
- 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. (Wiktionary)
- Origin unknown. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“You'll drive into the gas station, play some little game or answer some little crowd sourcing query or survey about consumer habits or whatever, and get some little Linden-dollar type simoleon that will eventually be collected and offset your gas price.”
“But we never went after the simoleon in the toe of the sock under the loose brick in the corner of the kitchen hearth.”
“Of course, with a simoleon that you couldn't cash out to real life, or could cash out only at a hugely unfavorable rate, given your time and labour, and only on the illegal black market.”
“Seriously, if I was Liddy, listening to these asshats who've gone into the red to the tune of $3 trillion over the last six years (not including the stimulus / TARP money) lecture him on how to run a business while he gets paid one simoleon a year, I would have stood up and said”
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