dollar sign


Definition of dollar sign

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

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Examples of dollar sign in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The oversized bag appeared to be made of burlap and featured a large gold dollar sign. Creg Stephenson |, al, "Ole Miss breaks out celebratory ‘turnover money bag’ vs. Florida," 26 Sep. 2020 For her Elle Magazine cover, Cardi's dermal designs were dressed with two diamond stones, and a fitting diamond dollar sign in the middle. Aimee Simeon,, "Cardi B Says Her New Piercings Are Her Favourite Part Of Her Elle Cover," 12 Aug. 2020 As was a Sporting News cover photo Bostock posed for, wearing sunglasses with a dollar sign painted on each lens., "Khris Davis’ slump brings back sad memory of long-ago Angels outfielder Lyman Bostock," 1 Aug. 2020 That’s something a lot of people can’t say now a days, especially when a dollar sign is in front of a player’s name. Marcus Gutierrez, Houston Chronicle, "After his season was cut short due to the coronavirus, Kingwood’s Tre Richardson looks to grow at Baylor," 24 June 2020 But the notion of natural wine producers as independent bohemian artisans is tough to maintain when the genre’s popular breakthrough radiates dollar signs, not only to corporate bean counters but also to small-business poseurs. Eric Asimov, New York Times, "France Defines Natural Wine, but Is That Enough?," 16 Apr. 2020 Miocic responded in kind, surely like the rest of us seeing big dollar signs. cleveland, "Tyson Fury’s next move: Anthony Joshua, Stipe Miocic or WrestleMania?," 23 Feb. 2020 Mattis opened with a slide show punctuated by lots of dollar signs. Carol D. Leonnig, Philip Rucker, Anchorage Daily News, "‘You’re a bunch of dopes and babies’: Inside Trump’s stunning tirade against generals," 17 Jan. 2020 The higher number of dollar signs ($) reflect how much money a patron should expect to pay. Michelle Iracheta, Houston Chronicle, "Dine at Alison Cook's Top 100 Restaurants for under $20," 3 Dec. 2019

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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 5 Dec. 2020.

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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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