Pronunciation Noun

dime (plural dimes)

  1. (US) A coin worth one-tenth of a U.S. dollar.
  2. (Canada) A coin worth one-tenth of a Canadian dollar.
  3. (North America) A small amount of money
    She didn't spend a dime.
  4. (US, basketball) An assist
  5. (slang) A playing card with the rank of ten
  6. (slang) Ten dollars
  7. (slang) A thousand dollars
  8. (slang) A measurement of illicit drugs (usually marijuana) sold in ten dollar bags.
  9. (slang) Payment responsibility
    Are you traveling on the company's dime?
  10. (US, slang) A beautiful woman (10 on a 10-point scale)
  11. (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)

  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.
  2. (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.
Proper noun
  1. An Omotic language, spoken by fewer than 10,000 speakers in Ethiopia.

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