dollar sign


Definition of dollar sign

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

called also dollar mark

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Just pumping up the dollar signs around America’s existing largely dysfunctional system for transportation spending is another kettle of fish entirely. Matthew Yglesias, Vox, "House Democrats must resist Trump’s infrastructure trap," 9 Nov. 2018 Reed’s case presents an interesting dilemma: Comfort with his clubs or dollar signs. Scott Gleeson, USA TODAY, "How unusual, costly is it for Masters champ Patrick Reed to go without equipment sponsor?," 13 Apr. 2018 The scooter companies see opportunities — and dollar signs — in a city as large and dense as New York. Shoshana Wodinsky, The Verge, "New York City is the perfect scooter market, but it’s also the most impossible," 11 Aug. 2018 When in doubt, a classic strand of pearls adds elegance (and dollar signs) to your style. 21. Logan Sykes, Town & Country, "How To Dress Like You're A Millionaire," 17 Mar. 2015 Apparently public excoriation is just a few dollar signs away from public adulation and so Miller upped the ante. Charlotte Hilton Andersen, Redbook, "Young Girls in Burlesque Dance Number: Horrifying or Innocent Fun?," 8 Mar. 2012 And Rachel knows that human value doesn’t lie in dollar signs. Jen Ortiz, Marie Claire, "Constance Wu Isn't Here for Hollywood's Tokenism," 10 Aug. 2018 There's an assumption of well-being attached to happy faces and dollar signs. Jeneé Osterheldt, kansascity, "Superwomen like Kate Spade smile to hide the pain. Time to hang up the cape and live," 5 June 2018 The suspect was also in possession of less than two ounces of marijuana in plastic bags with green dollar signs printed on them. William Axford, Houston Chronicle, "Loaded AK-47, Glock, body armor and drugs found in Fort Bend vehicle," 27 Apr. 2018

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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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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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