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dollar sign

noun
1.
the symbol $ before a number indicating that the number represents dollars.
Origin of dollar sign
1855-1860
An Americanism dating back to 1855-60
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  • And his ideals had only one symbol, namely, the dollar sign.

    Winning the Wilderness Margaret Hill McCarter
  • The dollar sign is too far off the main road to admit of that theory.

    Mystery Ranch Arthur Chapman
  • From the clump of bushes you commanded a view of the dollar sign road for miles.

    Mystery Ranch Arthur Chapman
  • The dollar sign and figures are used with complicated sums of money.

  • Lee saw the result, 3,650 set down with the dollar sign in front of it.

    Judith of Blue Lake Ranch

    Jackson Gregory
  • A good father easily grows as crooked as a dollar sign when he is nurtured only on money.

  • But the American knew at once that I meant it was a matter of dollar sign; probably because he knew very well that it is.

    What I Saw in America G. K. Chesterton
  • Take, for instance, the dollar sign ($), which every one knows and loves—to a more or less extent.

  • They had intended riding along the dollar sign road, past Talpers's and the agency, and back to their camp.

    Mystery Ranch Arthur Chapman
  • Also she did not like to ride past the hill on the dollar sign road, with its hints of unsolved mystery.

    Mystery Ranch Arthur Chapman

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