dime (plural dimes)
- (US) A coin worth one-tenth of a U.S. dollar.
- (Canada) A coin worth one-tenth of a Canadian dollar.
- (Canada, US) A small amount of money
- She didn't spend a dime.
- (US, basketball) An assist
- (slang) A playing card with the rank of ten
- (slang) Ten dollars
- (slang) A thousand dollars
- (slang) A measurement of illicit drugs (usually marijuana) sold in ten dollar bags.
- (slang) Payment responsibility
- Are you traveling on the company's dime?
- (US, slang) A beautiful woman (10 on a 10-point scale)
- 2005, Jordan Houston, Darnell Carlton, Paul Beauregard, Premro Smith, Marlon Goodwin, David Brown, and Willie Hutchinson (lyrics), “Stay Fly”, in Most Known Unknown, Sony BMG, performed by Three 6 Mafia (featuring Young Buck, 8 Ball, and MJG):
- Make a couple of nuns a couple of dimes.
- (American football) A defensive formation with six defensive backs, one of whom is a dimeback.
- (coin): ten cent piece (Used in other countries with dollars and cents currencies)
- (thousand dollars): grand
Terms derived from dime (noun)
A coin worth one-tenth of a dollar
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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.
- (US, slang, with "on") To inform on, to turn in to the authorities, to rat on, especially anonymously.
- Somebody dimed on me and I got arrested for selling marijuana.
- (US, slang) To operate an audio amplifier (especially an electric guitar amplifier) at level "10" (typically the highest amplification level).
- I get the best-sounding sustain and smooth harmonic distortion when I run the amp dimed.