dime dime  /ˈdaɪm/


  1. (n) a United States coin worth one tenth of a dollar
  2. (n) street name for a packet of illegal drugs that is sold for ten dollars


  1. The dime, there's no denying, is a seriously undersized coin.
  2. Readers of the previous dime, 50-page Pic, which was full of sleazy cheesecake, will hardly recognize the old girl in her new hairdo.
  3. Entry you'll never see: As founder of the Huffington Post, I'm haunted by the realization that many of the bloggers who write for my site don't get paid a dime.


  1. Porn and romance novels on taxpayer's dime? Inspector general urges IRS to boost oversight of credit card spending

    The IRS could do a better job of policing employees' spending with government credit cards, a Treasury Department watchdog said Tuesday in a report that found that lax oversight allowed a few bad apples to buy romance novels, diet pills and even porn on the taxpayer's dime.The Treasury's inspector general for tax administration — the same agency that brought the hammer down on the IRS for ...
    on June 26, 2013     Source: NBC NEWS

  2. Family Dysfunction: Petunia Epitomizes the American Dream Gone Sour

    Christine Lahti and Tobias Segal. At the movies, dysfunctional families are a dime a dozen, but in the episodic, fitfully amusing comedy Petunia , you get the most offbeat family of wackos since The Hotel New Hampshire. The Petunias are a family of New York neurotics who epitomize the American Dream gone sour. The film is too pokily paced and annoyingly episodic to hold interest for a sustained ...
    on June 26, 2013     Source: The New York Observer

  3. Dime Bank donates $25,000 for new Joshua Center Thames Valley

    Dime Bank presented Natchaug Hospital with a $25,000 check for the new Joshua Center Thames Valley facility, 11A Stott Ave., Norwich.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: The Norwich Bulletin

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