/ˈdɒlə / (say 'doluh)

1. the principal monetary unit of Australia, divided into 100 cents. Symbol: $ Abbrev.: AUD
2. the principal monetary unit of various other countries, as in the US, Canada, Hong Kong, Singapore, Brunei, some countries of the West Indies, etc.
3. a note or coin of the value of a dollar.
4. Malaysian English a ringgit.
5. Obsolete Colloquial five shillings.
6. Australian Historyholey dollar.
7. big dollars, Colloquial a large amount of money.
8. feel like a million dollars, Colloquial to feel very happy, pleased, etc.
9. look like a million dollars, Colloquial to look very attractive.
10. one's bottom dollar, the last of one's money: down to his bottom dollar. {Phrase Origin: from US gambling dens; poker chips were stacked in a column, so a player betting with the chip at the bottom of the stack was staking the last of their money}
11. top dollar, a very high price: *South Australia's water restrictions are proving a boon for traders with the resource expected to fetch top dollar at auction in the Riverland this week. –abc online, 2003.
{earlier daler, from Low German, related to German Thaler, for Joachimsthaler coin of Joachimsthal, in Bohemia where they were coined; the English name for the German Thaler of the 16th century; the English name for the former Spanish peso}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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