from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A dollar.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A dollar.

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  • noun US, slang One dollar.


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Origin unknown.]

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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.


  • 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.

    Standard Metrics of Use

  • But we never went after the simoleon in the toe of the sock under the loose brick in the corner of the kitchen hearth.

    The Gentle Grafter

  • 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.

    World of SL

  • 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


  • When playing the scratch card game, buy lots of 1 simoleon cards instead of 1x5 simoleon scratch cards or 1x10 simoleon scratch cards.



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  • The unit of currency in the SimCity and Sims games (including The Sims Online). The symbol for a simoleon is §.

    September 7, 2008

  • Also an American slang term for "money" well before the Sims debuted. I didn't realize they picked up the term--funny! :-)

    September 8, 2008

  • Also used in "Who Shot Roger Rabbit?"

    September 8, 2008