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dollar sign

noun
1.
the symbol $ before a number indicating that the number represents dollars.
Origin of dollar sign
1855-1860
1855-60, Americanism
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  • Lee saw the result, 3,650 set down with the dollar sign in front of it.

    Judith of Blue Lake Ranch Jackson Gregory
  • And his ideals had only one symbol, namely, the dollar sign.

    Winning the Wilderness Margaret Hill McCarter
  • The dollar sign and figures are used with complicated sums of money.

  • The dollar sign is too far off the main road to admit of that theory.

    Mystery Ranch Arthur Chapman
  • From the clump of bushes you commanded a view of the dollar sign road for miles.

    Mystery Ranch Arthur Chapman
  • A good father easily grows as crooked as a dollar sign when he is nurtured only on money.

  • By the time I climbed the hill on the dollar sign road it was well along in the morning.

    Mystery Ranch Arthur Chapman
  • But the American knew at once that I meant it was a matter of dollar sign; probably because he knew very well that it is.

    What I Saw in America G. K. Chesterton
  • Lowell entered the clump and found that from its eastern side he could command a good view of the dollar sign road for miles.

    Mystery Ranch Arthur Chapman
  • Take, for instance, the dollar sign ($), which every one knows and loves—to a more or less extent.

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