Meaning of spondulicks in English:


Pronunciation /spɒnˈd(j)uːlɪks/

plural noun

(also spondulix)
informal British
  • Money.

    • ‘It is not lost on O'Neill that he has made the most of whatever spondulicks he has been given to invest in players, but he recognises this as a double-edged sword.’
    • ‘Age is immaterial, however, if he comes up trumps and allows me spondulicks.’
    • ‘Feel free to donate some spondulix to them - I did, and lord knows, money's pretty tight right now.’
    • ‘Anyway, I haven't got the spondulicks at my disposal to be able to afford the extensive dental procedures that he is undergoing at the moment.’
    • ‘The latest plot in extracting as much spondulicks as possible in this conspiratorial dental centre is to say, oh you need to see the hygienist to get your teeth cleaned.’
    • ‘I wasn't ultra-rich at the time, but he's always been good about it before, so I spotted him a few spondulicks.’
    • ‘Will I actually fork out the spondulicks and righten the karmic balance?’
    cash, hard cash, ready money


Mid 19th century of unknown origin.