- the symbol $ before a number indicating that the number represents dollars.
Origin of dollar sign
An Americanism dating back to 1855–60
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Examples from the Web for dollar sign
"I think there's a dollar-sign in his jaw," whispered Miss Appleby to me.
"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
She wrote “five,” in letters, and lower down filled 74 in the numeral, putting it very near the dollar-sign.The Scarlet Feather