Open main menu

Wiktionary β


merged with translations found on with permission from the author

conflict with Italian Polyglot 11:16, 4 Jan 2004 (UTC)

"I'm going to nickel and dime you"Edit

[1] If any of you have ever heard that saying before, couldn't nickel also be considered a verb (besides the current verb for nickel that we already have) in that sense? What do you guys/girls think? --Habstinator 01:06, 4 February 2010 (UTC)


The following discussion has been moved from Wiktionary:Requests for verification.

This discussion is no longer live and is left here as an archive. Please do not modify this conversation, but feel free to discuss its conclusions.

Rfv-sense: Five hundred dollars.

I don't think we should just take Urban Dictionary's word for it. DCDuring TALK 11:50, 15 August 2012 (UTC)

  1. "but I was afraid to give the player five greens and pull back a nickel"
  2. "She said she would tip me a nickel if my team won"
  3. "A mob bookie takes all sorts of bets, from a single dollar to a nickel (five hundred dollars) to a dime (one thousand dollars) to ten or fifteen grand and, on rare occassions, even more."
  4. "this rip-off artist claimed he wasn't aware that a nickel was five hundred dollars"
SpinningSpark 23:14, 20 August 2012 (UTC)
Cite #1 is good for the $5 sense. If you take a look at WT:QUOTE, you will see how the citations should look in the entry. I use quote-books to speed the process. DCDuring TALK 23:33, 20 August 2012 (UTC)
Because the sense seems to be real and SpinningSpark links to several citations, I've detagged the entry without making anyone type up the citations. Restore the tag if you disagree with this move. - -sche (discuss) 01:51, 28 November 2012 (UTC)

Return to "nickel" page.