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green·back

 (grēn′băk′)
n.
A note of US currency.

greenback

(ˈɡriːnˌbæk)
n
1. (Banking & Finance) informal US an inconvertible legal-tender US currency note originally issued during the Civil War in 1862
2. (Banking & Finance) slang US a dollar bill

green•back

(ˈgrinˌbæk)

n.
a U.S. legal-tender note, printed in green on the back; orig. issued against the credit of the country and not against gold or silver on deposit.
[1860–65, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.greenback - a piece of paper money (especially one issued by a central bank)greenback - a piece of paper money (especially one issued by a central bank); "he peeled off five one-thousand-zloty notes"
folding money, paper currency, paper money - currency issued by a government or central bank and consisting of printed paper that can circulate as a substitute for specie
silver certificate - formerly a bank note issued by the United States Treasury and redeemable in silver
c-note, hundred dollar bill - a United States bill worth 100 dollars
fifty dollar bill, fifty - a United States bill worth 50 dollars
twenty dollar bill, twenty - a United States bill worth 20 dollars
ten dollar bill, tenner - a United States bill worth 10 dollars
five dollar bill, fiver, five-spot - a United States bill worth 5 dollars
two dollar bill - a United States bill worth 2 dollars
dollar bill, one dollar bill, buck, clam, dollar - a piece of paper money worth one dollar
Translations

greenback

[ˈgriːnbæk] N (US) → billete m (de banco)

greenback

[ˈgriːnbæk] n (US) (= banknote) → billet m vertgreen bean nharicot m vertgreen belt n (British)ceinture f verteGreen Beret n (= commando) → béret m vertgreen card n
(in US) (= work permit) → permis m de travail
(in Britain) (= driving insurance) → carte f vertegreen channel n (at customs)couloir m "rien à déclarer", sortie f "rien à déclarer"Green Cross Code n (British) code de prévention routière destiné aux enfants
References in classic literature ?
Ward took a wallet from his inside coat pocket, drew out a greenback, and passed it to Dave, who noted as he pocketed it that it was for twenty dollars.
A year ago, when Italy saw utter ruin staring her in the face and her greenbacks hardly worth the paper they were printed on, her Parliament ventured upon a 'coup de main' that would have appalled the stoutest of her statesmen under less desperate circumstances.
How odd to find that even this industry has its financial panics, and at times sees its assignats and greenbacks languish to zero, and everything come to a standstill.
And that woman, that young woman, all alone on the trail, there in the snow, she take out one thousand dollars, in greenbacks, and she put them in my hand.
The greenback has also seen fresh lows versus the various Asian currencies, and the South African rand.
The dollar index, which tracks the greenback against six major rivals, fell 0.
The US authorities in principle have decided to let the greenback weaken to make its products more competitive and cheaper in the international markets.
20 to the US dollar in the open-market on Tuesday, after the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) verbally withdrew a recent notification that hindered supply of the greenback significantly, pushing it higher, currency dealers reported.
The pound was also given a boost as the greenback weakened on the prospect of US President Donald Trump opting for a dove - investment banker Jerome Powell - as the next chairman of the US Federal Reserve.
The domestic currency further shed two centavos against the greenback from Monday's 49.
The greenback rose against most Group of 10 countries as futures prices signaled a slightly increased probability of a rate hike by December, at 68 percent.
In the final Asian trade, the Canadian dollar held at two-week highs early on Thursday, having benefited hugely from a jump in oil prices, while an absence of fresh cues in minutes of the Federal Reserve's January meeting saw the greenback shuffle sideways.