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  • n. Money.


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  • Some people accrue enough space & spondulicks to do it and put up a tennis court or squash court.

    Squash: Society and Style

  • Doug must have looked quizzical, for Chuck soon elucidated, though for some reason in archaic terms: “Mazuma, moolah, spondulicks …”

    The Houseguest

  • "Chuck down the spondulicks an 'I'll get off your ship."

    Captain Scraggs or, The Green-Pea Pirates

  • "I wonder where he got the spondulicks," broke in her son Richard.

    The Fourth Watch

  • Our crowd in good shape, but we need the spondulicks.

    Cabbages and Kings

  • Also it was convincingly true that the ingoing party -- its way now made a pacific one -- would need the "spondulicks."

    Cabbages and Kings

  • Suppose I can't raise the spondulicks in time for the ten train!

    Molly Brown's Orchard Home

  • They got rid of the Int Corps chip hat as part of the Great Defence Cutback of 1975 (ish), saving an untold number of spondulicks; the buggers'll stop at nothing sacred.

    Army Rumour Service

  • A seven-figure income demands low demotic if a tenured professor is to escape the lecture hall and really start pulling in the ackers, brass, bucks, coinage, needful, spondulicks, rhino et cetera ...


  • I ain't as rich as old Jim Hornback, and I can't be so blame 'generous and good to Tom, Dick, and Harry as what he is, and slam around money the way he does; but I've told him a many a time 't I wouldn't trade places with him; for, says I, a sailor's life's the life for me, and I'm derned if I'd live two mile out o' town, where there ain't nothing ever goin 'on, not for all his spondulicks and as much more on top of it.

    Adventures of Huckleberry Finn


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  • (pl. noun) - A term for specie, or money. It would appear to have some connection with Dutch spaunde, "chips," slang for money; and there is a word oolik, bad, wretched. The term probably originated in New York in perversion of these words. This term has become common among English turfites. --Albert Barrère's Dictionary of Slang, Jargon, and Cant, 1889

    February 6, 2018

  • Spondoolies in the Old World.

    August 9, 2008

  • Maybe a "variant" tag? Although I do prefer this spelling. :-)

    October 15, 2007

  • OK, I've deleted the misspelling tag!

    October 15, 2007

  • I don't think this is a misspelling. I've seen at least 4 variants of it. :-)

    October 15, 2007

  • Where on Earth does this fabulous word come from?

    Actually, see spondulics.

    October 15, 2007