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  1. : A coin worth one-tenth of a dollar. The physical coin is smaller than a penny.
  2. (italbrac-colon, Canada) A coin worth one-tenth of a Canadian dollar.
  3. : an 'assist' (basketball)
  4. (slang) A playing card with the rank of ten
    1. To tell on somebody, to turn them in to the authorities, to rat on them.
    Example: Somebody dimed on me and I got arrested for selling marijuana.
    Etymology: From French díme, from Latin decimus, tenth

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