simonize
transitive verb (-nized; -nizing) Etymology: from Simoniz, a trademark Date: 1934 to polish with or as if with wax <
simonize a car
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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.… …   Etymology dictionary

  • simonize — (Amer.) v. polish a car with wax (also Simonise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • simonize — ☆ simonize [sī′mə nīz΄ ] vt. simonized, simonizing [< SIMONIZ, a trademark for a metal polish] to polish with or as with wax …   English World dictionary

  • simonize — /suy meuh nuyz /, v.t., simonized, simonizing. to shine or polish to a high sheen, esp. with wax: to simonize an automobile. Also, esp. Brit., simonise. [1935 40; after Simoniz, a trademark] * * * …   Universalium

  • simonize — verb to polish something with a wax like substance …   Wiktionary

  • simonize — [ sʌɪmənʌɪz] verb US polish (a motor vehicle). Origin 1930s: from Simoniz, the proprietary name of a type of polish, + ize …   English new terms dictionary

  • simonize — si·mo·nize …   English syllables

  • simonize — si•mon•ize [[t]ˈsaɪ məˌnaɪz[/t]] v. t. ized, iz•ing aum to shine or polish to a high sheen, esp. with wax • Etymology: 1935–40; after Simoniz, trademark …   From formal English to slang

  • Simonize — verb polish with wax The motorcycle has been Simonized • Syn: ↑Simonise • Derivationally related forms: ↑Simoniz • Hypernyms: ↑polish, ↑smooth, ↑smoothen, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • simonized — simonize (Amer.) v. polish a car with wax (also Simonise) …   English contemporary dictionary

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