from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Originally, paper money; now, any money; funds.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Slang, U.S. Money.

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  • noun Alternative form of spondulicks.


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  • "Oh, we could do that all right if we had the spondulics."

    Paul and the Printing Press

  • "Anyway, I wish he'd turn up with the spondulics."


  • You'd a heap better spiel plain strong English that will bring you in the spondulics.


  • "Faith, if I had spondulics like you, I wouldn't amuse myself by trudging that way along the roads at night -- 'Tisn't safe along here."

    The Works of Guy de Maupassant, Volume VIII.

  • You shall sell many paper, and Urania shall have scoop in much spondulics and rocks.

    Stories in Light and Shadow

  • "Hand over your spondulics, young feller," said the second gentleman of the road.

    Struggling Upward

  • "Hand over your spondulics, young feller," said the second gentleman of the road.

    Struggling Upward, or Luke Larkin's Luck

  • There are a tribe of us, to begin with; then our family has been here for ages, and we have plenty of 'spondulics,' so we can rather lord it over the other fellows, and do as we like.

    Eight Cousins

  • The possible driver to the closures may also be that the IBA label is not bringing in the promised or anticipated spondulics, for whatever reason, and participants see themselves as better marketing without the IBA connection and keeping 100% of their take? news. ... 454415. stm

    Army Rumour Service

  • “Anyway, I wish he’d turn up with the spondulics.”



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  • "When Sterling appears later, lugging an aluminum case bursting with spondulics ..." -- "Pay and Play" by John Lahr, in The New Yorker, October 15, 2007 (p 102)

    October 15, 2007

  • And I, and a couple of others, thought it was spondulicks.

    October 15, 2007

  • I've seen several spellings, SoG--including spondoolicks and spondulix. It's still fun, whichever way you spell it.

    October 15, 2007

  • Yeah, in the Charlie Chaplin movie (title card) I first saw it in, it was spelled spondulicks. Forgot all about this fun word!

    October 15, 2007

  • If you're broke are you despondulent?

    May 9, 2008

  • Only if you let it get to you.

    May 9, 2008

  • My fellows in a mineralogy/petrology class would call any rock whose name/composition that we couldn't recognize or ascertain spondulikite. Maybe reesetee would like to be named that too, if named after a mineral? It is "fun to say", as they say.

    August 27, 2009

  • Ooh! Definitely an option. :-)

    August 28, 2009