Origin of simoleonprobably ; from obsolete simon, a dollar, by associated, association with napoleon
Origin of simoleonOrigin unknown.
- (US, slang) One dollar.
- That'll cost you five simoleons.
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.
- Alternative form of Simolean.