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dime    : [d'ɑɪm]
Dime \Dime\ (d[imac]m), n. [F. d[^i]me tithe, OF. disme, fr. L.
decimus the tenth, fr. decem ten. See {Decimal}.]
A silver coin of the United States, of the value of ten
cents; the tenth of a dollar.
[1913 Webster]

{Dime novel}, a novel, commonly sensational and trashy, which
is sold for a dime, or ten cents; -- they were popular
from ca. 1850 to ca. 1920. Sometimes the term is still
applied to any novel of the type, though the price has
greatly increased.
[1913 Webster PJC]

dime
n 1: a United States coin worth one tenth of a dollar
2: street name for a packet of illegal drugs that is sold for
ten dollars [synonym: {dime bag}, {dime}]

49 Moby Thesaurus words for "dime":
C, C-note, G, G-note, buck, cartwheel, cent, century, copper,
dollar, dollar bill, fifty cents, fin, fish, five cents,
five hundred dollars, five-dollar bill, five-hundred-dollar bill,
five-spot, fiver, four bits, frogskin, grand, half G, half a C,
half dollar, half grand, hundred-dollar bill, iron man, mill,
nickel, penny, quarter, red cent, sawbuck, silver dollar, skin,
smacker, ten cents, ten-spot, tenner, thousand dollars,
thousand-dollar bill, twenty-dollar bill, twenty-five cents,
two bits, two-dollar bill, two-spot, yard



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