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1.
Traditionally used as part of the larger phrase "To be nickled and dimed to death", referring to the undesired price of upkeep for a certain item. More fundamentally, it refers simply to seemingly hidden ongoing expenses which, over time, add up to a large expense.
That POS Ford is nickle and diming me to death.
by dave June 24, 2004
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2.
Slang for the 510 area code.
Hey where you from?
the nickel and dime
by j November 19, 2003
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3.
1) To be extremely cheap with someone or demand every last dollar.

2) To provide people with small bags of marijuana.
Thurgood: "Whats up nigga, you gonna nickel and dime (2) me today as usual?"
Samson: "Aiight dogg I'll give you this dime bag here for $17."
Thurgood: "Sheeit, all I got is this $16. I'll get you the $1 later."
Samson: "No can do. I need it all up front."
Thurgood: "Man why you gotta go and nickel and dime (1) me like that?"
by Nick D February 24, 2004
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4.
When banks secretly charge and take money from you for stupid violations and penalties: ie ATM machines, limited checking, under the minimum balance of an account, etc. and usually result in pissing off their customers and gaining more money.
"Shit! I had $99.50 in my savings, but since the bank minimum is $100 for the account to stay active, they took out $4.50 in penalty fees!"
"Damn Tom, they're nickel and diming your ass!"
by didjitmachines June 10, 2004
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5.
small-time; paltry
Nickel and dime dope dealers
by The Thinker June 21, 2003
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6.
From the construction subculture, a verb meaning "the act of bargaining down a price for something way below reasonable rates."
"that contractor nickle and dimed my wages down to rates that were low for 5 years ago. But i need a jobbie real bad right now"
by ed woodro March 09, 2004
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7.
petty hustle. a cat hustlin with no means makin no money.not workin' wit quarters or birds
"yo let me get a dime"
"naw, dawg cant even fuck wit u aint got no less but a quarter"
by miss thang March 22, 2004
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