Meaning of “dime” in the English Dictionary

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"dime" in American English

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dimenoun [ C ]

us /dɑɪm/

in the US and Canada, a coin worth ten cents


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"dime" in Business English

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dimenoun [ C ]

uk /daɪm/ us

MONEY an American or Canadian coin that is worth ten cents:

I gave the boy two dimes to buy himself some candy.

used in expressions to refer to a very small amount of money:

All these suggestions will help boost your employees' morale and won't cost a dime.
He has always paid his own way and never asked me for a single dime.
be a dime a dozen US UK be two/ten a penny informal

to be very common or of very little value:

Good ideas are a dime a dozen. It's putting them into practice that's the difficult part.

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