dime

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English[edit]

A United States dime.

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Etymology 1[edit]

From French dîme, from Latin decimus (tenth)

Noun[edit]

dime (plural dimes)

  1. (US) A coin worth one-tenth of a dollar. The physical coin is smaller than a penny.
  2. (Canada) A coin worth one-tenth of a Canadian dollar.
  3. (US, basketball) An assist
  4. (slang) A playing card with the rank of ten
  5. (slang) Ten dollars
  6. (slang) A thousand dollars
  7. (slang) A measurement of illicit drugs (usually marijuana) sold in ten dollar bags.
  8. (slang) A very small area
    This car can turn on a dime.
  9. (slang) Payment responsibility
    Are you traveling on the company's dime?
  10. (slang) A beautiful woman (10 from the 10-point scale)
    She's a dime piece.
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  • (coin): ten cent piece (Used in other countries with dollars and cents currencies)
  • (thousand dollars): grand
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Etymology 2[edit]

From the use of the coin in a payphone to report a crime to the police. US payphones charged 10¢ in almost all jurisdictions until the late 1970s.

Verb[edit]

dime (third-person singular simple present dimes, present participle diming, simple past and past participle dimed)

  1. (US, slang, with "on") To inform on, to turn in to the authorities, to rat on, especially anonymously.
    Somebody dimed on me and I got arrested for selling marijuana.
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Noun[edit]

dime f

  1. plural form of dima

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Verb[edit]

dime

  1. Compound of the informal second-person singular () affirmative imperative form of decir, di and the pronoun me.
    Dime!
    Tell me!

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