from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A dime minted in 1792.
  • n. A tenth; a tenth part; a tithe.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A tenth; a tenth part; a tithe.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An obsolete form of dime.


Old French. See dime. (Wiktionary)



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  • According to the OED the pronunciation is the same as for dime.

    November 22, 2007

  • Is the S silent, like in island?

    November 21, 2007

  • USAToday: 'This experimental coin from 1792 was intended as a possible design for a dime, which was spelled disme back then.'

    November 21, 2007