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simoleon

[suh-moh-lee-uh n] /səˈmoʊ li ən/
noun, Slang.
1.
a dollar.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900, Americanism; origin uncertain
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Word Origin and History for simoleon
n.

slang for "a dollar," 1895, American English, of unknown origin. Related sambolio is attested from 1886; perhaps this was altered based on Napoleon, name of a late 19c. French gold coin.

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