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.
- Synonym: grand
- (slang) A measurement of illicit drugs (usually marijuana) sold in ten dollar bags.
- (slang) A ten year prison sentence
- (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)
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.
- (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.
- plural of
- imperative singular of with first-person singular pronoun attached: tell me.
- 1979, Kamelia Shahar, “La verdadera felisidad”, in Aki Yerushalayim, number 1:
- Eliau Anavi ke lo estava mirando d'enfrente se aserko de el i le disho: Dime ombre, deke estas de negra umor ?
- The prophet Elijah, who was watching him from in front, approached him and said: Tell me, man, why are you in a bad mood?
- a dime
- a dime
- Compound of the informal second-person singular (tú) affirmative imperative form of decir, di and the pronoun me.
- Tell me!