A United States dime.
dime (plural dimes)
- (US) A coin worth one-tenth of a dollar.
- (Canada) A coin worth one-tenth of a Canadian dollar.
- (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?
- (slang) A beautiful woman (10 on a 10-point scale)
- She's a dime piece.
- (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
terms derived from dime (noun)
A coin worth one-tenth of a dollar
- Bulgarian: монета от 10 цента (moneta ot 10 centa)
- Finnish: 10 sentin kolikko, kymmensenttinen
- German: Zehncentstück (de) n
- Italian: decino m
- Navajo: dootłʼizh
- Russian: моне́та в 10 центов f (monéta v 10 centov)
- Slovene: kovanec za deset centov m
From the use of the coin in a payphone to report a crime to the police. US payphones charged 10¢ in almost all jurisdictions until the late 1970s.
dime (third-person singular simple present dimes, present participle diming, simple 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.
- plural of dima
- Compound of the informal second-person singular (tú) affirmative imperative form of decir, di and the pronoun me.
- Tell me!