Dime meaning

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A U.S. or Canadian coin equal to ten cents; tenth of a dollar: the U.S. dime is made of cupronickel.
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(football) Designating or of a defense using six defensive backs to defend against an expected pass play.
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An Omotic language, spoken by fewer than 10,000 speakers in Ethiopia.
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A coin of the United States or Canada worth ten cents.
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a dime a dozen
  • Overly abundant; commonplace.
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on a dime
  • At a precise point; within a narrowly defined area:
    A sports car that stops on a dime.
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a dime a dozen
  • abundant and easily obtained; cheap
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on a dime
  • at an exact point or within very narrow limits
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

a dime a dozen
a dime a dozen

Origin of dime

  • Middle English tenth part from Old French disme from Latin decima (pars) tenth (part) from decem ten dekm̥ in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition