☆ a U.S. or Canadian coin equal to ten cents; tenth of a dollar: the U.S. dime is made of cupronickel
Origin of dimeMiddle English ; from Old French disme, tithe, tenth ; from Classical Latin decima (pars), tenth (part), feminine of decimus ; from decem, ten
☆ Football designating or of a defense using six defensive backs to defend against an expected pass play
a dime a dozen☆
Informal abundant and easily obtained; cheap
on a dime☆
Informal at an exact point or within very narrow limits
A coin of the United States or Canada worth ten cents.
Origin of dimeMiddle English, tenth part, from Old French disme, from Latin decima (pars), tenth (part), from decem, ten; see dek&mlowring; in Indo-European roots.