simonize

simonize

[sahy-muh-nahyz]
verb (used with object), simonized, simonizing.
to shine or polish to a high sheen, especially with wax: to simonize an automobile.
Also, especially British, simonise.


Origin:
1935–40; after Simoniz, a trademark

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simonize
1934, from simoniz, trademark for a type of car polish invented by George Simons, who along with Elmer Rich of the Great Northern Railway organized Simons Manufacturing Company to sell it in Chicago, U.S.A., in 1910. Rich and his brother, R.J. Rich, acquired sole ownership two years later.
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