- IPA: /daɪm/
dime (plural dimes)
- (US) A coin worth one-tenth of a U.S. dollar.
- (Canada) A coin worth one-tenth of a Canadian dollar.
- (North America) A small amount of money
- She didn't spend a dime.
- (US, basketball) An assist
- (slang) A playing card with the rank of ten
- (slang) Ten dollars
- (slang) A thousand dollars
- (slang) A measurement of illicit drugs (usually marijuana) sold in ten dollar bags.
- (slang) Payment responsibility
- Are you traveling on the company's dime?
- (US, slang) A beautiful woman (10 on a 10-point scale)
- (American football) A defensive formation with six defensive backs, one of whom is a dimeback.
- (coin) ten cent piece (Used in other countries with dollars and cents currencies)
- (thousand dollars) grand
- German: Zehncentstück
- Italian: decino
- Russian: моне́та в 10 центов
dime (dimes, present participle diming; past and past participle dimed)
- (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.
- (US, slang) To operate an audio amplifier (especially an electric guitar amplifier) at level "10" (typically the highest amplification level).
- I get the best-sounding sustain and smooth harmonic distortion when I run the amp dimed.