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EnglishEdit

 
A United States dime.

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From French dîme (one tenth, tithe), from Latin decimus (tenth)

NounEdit

dime (plural dimes)

  1. (US) A coin worth one-tenth of a dollar.
  2. (Canada) A coin worth one-tenth of a Canadian dollar.
  3. (US, basketball) An assist
  4. (slang) A playing card with the rank of ten
  5. (slang) Ten dollars
  6. (slang) A thousand dollars
  7. (slang) A measurement of illicit drugs (usually marijuana) sold in ten dollar bags.
  8. (slang) Payment responsibility
    Are you traveling on the company's dime?
  9. (US, slang) A beautiful woman (10 on a 10-point scale)
    She's a dime piece.
  10. (American football) A defensive formation with six defensive backs, one of whom is a dimeback.
SynonymsEdit
  • (coin): ten cent piece (Used in other countries with dollars and cents currencies)
  • (thousand dollars): grand
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Etymology 2Edit

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.

VerbEdit

dime (third-person singular simple present dimes, present participle diming, simple past and past participle dimed)

  1. (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.
  2. (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.
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NounEdit

dime f

  1. plural of dima

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VerbEdit

dime

  1. Compound of the informal second-person singular () affirmative imperative form of decir, di and the pronoun me.
    Dime!
    Tell me!

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