Yankee dime

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

Yankee dime (plural Yankee dimes)

  1. (US, idiomatic, slang, American South, sometimes humorous) A kiss.
    If you bring me a glass of sweet, iced tea, I will give you a Yankee dime.

References[edit]

  • To Give Someone a Yankee Dime: A Southern Proverbial Expression. Helen Sewell Johnson, Journal of American Folklore, Vol. 81, No. 319 (Jan.-Mar. 1968), pp. 71-72.