dollar sign

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dollar sign

n.
The symbol ($), used mainly to indicate a dollar amount.

dol′lar sign`


n.
the symbol $ before a number indicating that the number represents dollars.
[1855–60, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dollar sign - a symbol of commercialism or greeddollar sign - a symbol of commercialism or greed; "he worships the almighty dollar"; "the dollar sign means little to him"
symbol - an arbitrary sign (written or printed) that has acquired a conventional significance
2.dollar sign - a mark ($) written before a number to indicate that it stands for the number of dollars
mark - a written or printed symbol (as for punctuation); "his answer was just a punctuation mark"
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The facade of the train was inspired by Thomas the Tank Engine cartoon character while the wheels were written with the Nazi's swastika symbol and the peso sign.
66, the US colonial government stipulated that the Roman character P with the two lines be used, "...by all officials as the designation of the new Philippine peso to differentiate it from the $ mark for United States currency and the pesos of Spain..." That was how the P with the 2 horizontal bars became our peso sign.
That explained the numbers after the peso sign. A quick 'gelato-pricing 101,' I thought The difference between the two kinds of frozen delights was now clear.
1 turn-off for me is when people look at me and they seem to see a peso sign on my face.'