American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A coin of the United States or Canada worth ten cents.
- n. Slang A dime bag.
- idiom. a dime a dozen Overly abundant; commonplace.
- idiom. on a dime At a precise point; within a narrowly defined area: a sports car that stops on a dime.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A tithe.
- n. The number ten.
- n. A silver coin of the United States, of the value of 10 cents, being the tenth part of a dollar, worth about pence English.
- Sold for a dime.
- n. US A coin worth one-tenth of a dollar. The physical coin is smaller than a penny.
- n. Canada A coin worth one-tenth of a Canadian dollar.
- n. US, basketball An assist
- n. slang A playing card with the rank of ten
- n. slang Ten dollars
- n. slang A thousand dollars
- n. slang A measurement of illicit drugs (usually marijuana) sold in ten dollar bags.
- n. slang A very small area
- n. slang Payment responsibility
- n. slang A beautiful woman (10 from the 10-point scale)
- v. US, slang, with "on" To inform on, to turn in to the authorities, to rat on, especially anonymously.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A silver coin of the United States, of the value of ten cents; the tenth of a dollar.
- n. a United States coin worth one tenth of a dollar
- n. street name for a packet of illegal drugs that is sold for ten dollars
- From the use of the coin in a payphone to report a crime to the police. US payphones charged 10¢ in almost all jurisdictions until the late 1970s. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, tenth part, from Old French disme, from Latin decima (pars), tenth (part), from decem, ten; see dekm̥ in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“However, the fact that this dime is almost universally known as the Mercury dime is an indication of the potential pitfalls of too clever symbolism.”
“The only 2 firearms they (Rem) now makes that look worth a dime is the BDL and CDL, plus the price is near$8 - 900.00.”
“We do not say a dime is a deca-cent, and we do not say that a cent is a deci-dollar, so that when he tells you that our money system is metric he is misleading you.”
“There are craft vendors, musical performances, and local food vendors (including what I refer to as the dime bag - a $2 bag of freshly cooked mini doughnuts that you can top with powdered sugar and cinnamon).”
““No one has offered my in-laws one thin dime, and unlike the average Palestinian in 1948, they had valuable property.””
“No one has offered my in-laws one thin dime, and unlike the average Palestinian in 1948, they had valuable property.”
“There is not one thin dime's worth of difference between Republicrats. rethugliKKKLAN”
“The Queller 1794 half dime is NGC graded AU-55 and it brought $86,250.”
“The 1802 half dime is very expensive to extremely expensive in all grades, and is unknown as Mint State in census/population reports.”
“Someone who states "not one thin dime from Science" and is telling the truth not hiding in a closed session at the NASA budget hearing so no one will hear the lies. anyone will do, that the President chooses”
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