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  1. A dime
  2. A niggardly tip
  3. A person who gives an insufficient tip; cheapskate
  4. Ten

[1910+; fr dime, perhaps influenced by deaner, earlier British tramps' term for ''shilling'']

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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  • deemer, let me say in passing, did one of the bravest things that any man ever did.

    The White Moll Frank L. Packard
  • Whether he came down from the West with deemer or not, or how he got wise to the stones, I don't know.

    The White Moll Frank L. Packard

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