dollar sign


Definition of dollar sign

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

called also dollar mark

Examples of dollar sign in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Quick—remember to include your unique referral code for a seventy-five-dollar sign-up bonus! Nate Odenkirk, The New Yorker, 13 Nov. 2021 Apple can now put an exact dollar sign on how much people are willing to pay for an iPhone with USB-C: $86,001. Bryan Hood, Robb Report, 12 Nov. 2021 The other two figures are Monopoly’s interpretation of Scrooge McDuck holding a bright green money bag with gold coins laying at his feet, and a dollar sign with diamonds and dollar bills painted on it, along with the Jacob & Co. logo. Roberta Naas, Forbes, 7 July 2021 This suggestion applies to just about anything with a dollar sign attached to it—stocks, rent in Manhattan, and, yes, digital assets. John Detrixhe, Quartz, 9 Sep. 2021 Our team is here to serve as a financial education resource and prides itself on providing concise and relatable explanations of investment and planning concepts, along with offering guidance for 'anything in a client’s life with a dollar sign’. Jason Katz, Forbes, 29 June 2021 This is a walking, talking lie with a dollar sign in front of it. Rick Scott, National Review, 28 Apr. 2021 The fun, when tied to a dollar sign, gives a gimmicky quality to the whole enterprise. Laurence Scott, Wired, 4 Feb. 2021 After four more games, Jenkins will enter an offseason during which his value will be assigned a figure, one with a dollar sign and multiple commas. Jeff Miller, Los Angeles Times, 12 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of dollar sign

1881, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of dollar sign was in 1881

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“Dollar sign.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jan. 2022.

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English Language Learners Definition of dollar sign

: a symbol $ placed before a number to show that it represents an amount of dollars


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