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.