Etymology

1. dime

noun. ['ˈdaɪm'] a United States coin worth one tenth of a dollar.

Etymology

  • dîme (French)
  • dixme (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Words that Rhyme with Dime

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Example sentences of the word dime


1. Noun, singular or mass
Squeeze a dime sized dollop of liquid soap or bath gel onto it.

Quotes containing the word dime


1. The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don't play together, the club won't be worth a dime.
- Babe Ruth

2. When the last dime is gone, I'll sit on the curb outside with a pencil and a ten cent notebook and start the whole thing over again.
- Preston Sturges

2. nickel-and-dime

adjective. low-paying.

Synonyms

  • cheap

Antonyms

  • soothe
  • fall

3. nickel-and-dime

adjective. of minor importance.

Synonyms

  • unimportant

Antonyms

  • stay in place
  • go

4. nickel-and-dime

verb. accumulate gradually.

Synonyms

  • scratch
  • scrape up
  • come up

Antonyms

  • spread
  • set
  • go off
  • stop

5. nickel-and-dime

verb. spend money frugally; spend as little as possible.

Synonyms

  • spend
  • drop
  • expend

Antonyms

  • overspend
  • underspend
  • recuperate
  • better

6. dime

noun. ['ˈdaɪm'] street name for a packet of illegal drugs that is sold for ten dollars.

Synonyms

  • dime bag

Antonyms

  • head
  • tail

Etymology

  • dîme (French)
  • dixme (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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