money. A clipped form of spondulicks,
fashionable in certain circles since the late 1980s.
► 'We're going to have to go round to Bill's to pick up some spon.' (Recorded, self-employed decorator, London, 1988)
a fool. This childish term of abuse or disparagement has been obsolete since the early 1960s. It was almost certainly a survival of the early 19th century use of spoon to mean a simpleton.

Contemporary slang . 2014.

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  • spon — spon·dyl·ic; spon·dyl·i·dae; spon·dy·li·tis; spon·dyl·i·um; spon·dy·lo·cla·di·um; spon·dy·loid; spon·dy·lo·lis·the·sis; spon·dy·lo·mo·rum; spon·dyl·ous; spon·dy·lus; …   English syllables

  • Spon — bezeichnet: den französischen Arzt und Archäologen Jacob Spon die Nachrichtenseite Spiegel Online Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Unterscheidung mehrerer mit demselben Wort bezeichneter Begriffe …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • spon|da|ic — «spon DAY ihk», adjective. 1. of a spondee. 2. consisting of spondees. 3. having a spondee where a different foot is normal, especially in the fifth foot of a hexameter line. ╂[< Latin spondaicus, variant of spondīacus < Greek spondeiakós… …   Useful english dictionary

  • spon|gy — «SPUHN jee», adjective, gi|er, gi|est. 1. like a sponge; soft, light, elastic, and full of holes: »spongy moss, a spongy dough, spongy soil. 2. having an open, porous stru …   Useful english dictionary

  • spon|so|ri|al — «spon SR ee uhl, SOHR », adjective. of or having to do with a sponsor …   Useful english dictionary

  • Spon — (spr. Spong), Jacques, geb. 1647 in Lyon, lebte Anfangs seit 1669 in Lyon als Arzt, durchreiste 1674–76 Italien, Griechenland, Kleinasien, wobei er auf den Inseln des Archipelagus Materialien zu seinen Inschriftensammlungen sammelte, u. ging 1682 …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • -spon — spon·dy·lus; …   English syllables

  • spon|ta|ne|i|ty — «sponsml>tuh NEE uh tee», noun, plural ties. 1. the quality, condition, or fact of being spontaneous: »[The] quartet was…possessed more of expert workmanship than any great feeling of spontaneity (New York Times). 2. a spontaneous action or… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Spon — This rare and unusual surname is of Anglo Saxon origin, and may derive from two possible sources. Firstly, it may be a metonymic occupational name for someone who covered roofs with wooden shingles, from the Olde English word spon . Alternatively …   Surnames reference

  • SPON — Logo von Spiegel Online Spiegel Online (Eigenschreibweise in Majuskeln; kurz: SPON) ist die reichweitenstärkste deutschsprachige Nachrichten Site im Internet. Sie wurde am 25. Oktober 1994 als Onlineversion des Nachrichtenmagazins Der Spiegel… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • SPON — E. & F. N. Spon, London and New York (informationswissenschaftl. Veoeffentlicher) …   Acronyms

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