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Definition of a nickel


  • five hundred dollars.
    He still owes me a nickel.
    Take a nickel.

    Last edited on Apr 30 2013. Submitted by Dan H. from Minneapolis, MN, USA on Jan 12 2003.


  • Substandard or being of a low quality.
    That car is a nikel p.o.s.

    Last edited on Jun 12 2003. Submitted by Jay M. on Jun 12 2003.

  • A word used in Rap music frequently describing a situation as, "Solid," - "Down," - "Ready for anything."L

    Last edited on May 16 2015. Submitted by JustSheaD on May 16 2015.


  • five dollars' worth of an illegal drug. Also "dime" ($10), "double-dime" ($20).
    I just copped a nickel.

    Last edited on May 16 2011. Submitted by Bert S. from New York, NY, USA on Apr 02 2002.

  • a five-year prison sentence.

    Citation from "A Deadly Affair", Castle (TV, 2010) censored in hope of resolving Google's penalty against this site.

    Last edited on Sep 27 2010. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Oct 03 2009.

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Definitions include: to impoverish someone through small expenses.
Definitions include: $5 worth of drugs
Definitions include: slang term for an unattractive woman, one whose face would appear to have been hit with a bag of nickels.
Definitions include: rural US slang for a kiss.

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