dollar

[ dol-er ]
/ ˈdɒl ər /

noun

Origin of dollar

1545–55; earlier daler < Low German, Dutch daler; cognate with German Taler, short for Joachimsthaler coin minted in Joachimsthal in Bohemia
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British Dictionary definitions for dollar

dollar

/ (ˈdɒlə) /

noun

the standard monetary unit of the US and its dependencies, divided into 100 cents
the standard monetary unit, comprising 100 cents, of the following countries or territories: Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, the Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, Brunei, Canada, the Cayman Islands, Dominica, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, Fiji, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Hong Kong, Jamaica, Kiribati, Liberia, Malaysia, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Namibia, Nauru, New Zealand, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Taiwan, Trinidad and Tobago, Tuvalu, and Zimbabwe
British informal (formerly) five shillings or a coin of this value
look or feel (like) a million dollars informal to look or feel extremely well

Word Origin for dollar

C16: from Low German daler, from German Taler, Thaler, short for Joachimsthaler coin made from metal mined in Joachimsthal Jachymov, town now in the Czech Republic
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Idioms and Phrases with dollar

dollar


In addition to the idiom beginning with dollars

  • dollars to doughnuts, it's

also see:

  • feel like a million dollars
  • look like a million dollars
  • you can bet your ass (bottom dollar)
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