dollar sign


: a mark $ placed before a number to indicate that it stands for dollars

called also dollar mark

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The least expensive three-star restaurants have three dollar signs, and there are only five of them. Molly Mcardle, Travel + Leisure, 10 Apr. 2023 This identity crisis makes Will vulnerable to sketchy influences like his estranged father Lou (Marlon Wayans) and his shifty mentor Doc Hightower (Brooklyn McLinn), a basketball coach who shows with lofty hoop dreams and dollar signs in his eyes. Ineye Komonibo,, 7 Apr. 2023 Gates appears concerned that A.I. pioneers like Altman might be more concerned about dollar signs than progress of mankind as a whole. Christiaan Hetzner, Fortune, 22 Mar. 2023 Fill in the dollar amount numerically next to the dollar sign. Melanie Lockert, Fortune, 28 Dec. 2022 Sanders stepped into the batter's box with one out and a runner on third and drew a dollar sign in the dirt. Dallas News, 11 Mar. 2019 The chart was labeled incorrectly with a dollar sign. WSJ, 10 Nov. 2022 Perelel is much more than a business venture for me, and the value proposition goes further than a dollar sign. Rachel King, Fortune, 2 Oct. 2022 For example, finding the dollar sign or an asterisk is pretty straightforward. Yoni Heisler, BGR, 18 Apr. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1881, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of dollar sign was in 1881

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Cite this Entry

“Dollar sign.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jun. 2023.

Kids Definition

dollar sign

: a mark $ or $ placed before a number to indicate that it stands for dollars
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