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dollar sign

  1. the symbol $ before a number indicating that the number represents dollars.
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Origin of dollar sign

An Americanism dating back to 1855–60
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for dollar sign

Historical Examples

  • "I think there's a dollar-sign in his jaw," whispered Miss Appleby to me.

    How Doth the Simple Spelling Bee

    Owen Wister

  • "Yes, there is a dollar-sign in his jaw," repeated Miss Appleby.

  • All this was printed, except the figures "41,000," even the dollar-sign.

    True Detective Stories

    Cleveland Moffett

  • She wrote “five,” in letters, and lower down filled 74 in the numeral, putting it very near the dollar-sign.

    The Scarlet Feather

    Houghton Townley