- ten dollars.
- a 10-year prison sentence.
- dime bag.
Origin of dime
Examples from the Web for dime
Antoine himself had recently been arrested on a six-year-old warrant for a dime bag of weed.
In a country where talk is “cheap” and opinions are “a dime a dozen,” we give the facts special privileges and special status.
He spun three times, stopped on a dime, and flashed the familiar “jazz hands” pose before walking away.
We've turned on the dime in terms of our expectation for them.
The first movie—3:10 to Yuma—starred Glenn Ford and came from a 1953 story that had appeared in Dime Western.
The landlord took every dime I made last night, for rent this morning.The Forged Note|Oscar Micheaux
If you guess you're looking for gold, it's a thousand dollars to a dime you find coal, or drown yourself in a 'gush' of oil.The Triumph of John Kars|Ridgwell Cullum
"Very good; you may live, providing you come out immediately and give me a dime to buy some butter-scotch," returned the voice.Six Girls|Fannie Belle Irving
Do you think it would be very extravagant if I spent a dime in market for flowers?The Carter Girls|Nell Speed
The moral standards of the dime novel are always of the highest.Recollections of a Varied Life|George Cary Eggleston
British Dictionary definitions for dime
Word Origin for dime
Word Origin and History for dime
chosen 1786 as name for U.S. 10 cent coin, from dime "a tenth, tithe" (late 14c.), from Old French disme (Modern French dîme) "a tenth part," from Latin decima (pars) "tenth (part)," from decem "ten" (see ten).
The verb meaning "to inform" (on someone) is 1960s, from the then-cost of a pay phone call. A dime a dozen "almost worthless" first recorded 1930. Phrase stop on a dime attested by 1954 (a dime being the physically smallest unit of U.S. currency).
Idioms and Phrases with dime
In addition to the idiom beginning with dime
- dime a dozen
- drop a dime
- get off the dime
- not worth a dime
on a dime.