Dime n. A silver coin of the United States, of the value of ten cents; the tenth of a dollar.
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.
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 [syn: dime bag]