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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.
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.
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.
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.
Meanwhile, the euro against the greenback steadied, in limited trades, in the weekend, in shadow of projections about crucial expected statements from Europe -- namely inflation -- to measure magnitude of the European economy recovery.
Optimisms that the lifting of US-led sanctions could happen only three months away pushed down the exchange rate of the greenback against the Rial in Tehran, the activists said.
NEW YORK, April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Greenback Expat Tax Services has released its 2014 Expat Opinion Survey and encourages all US expats to participate and share their thoughts on US tax issues.
Foreign exchange dealers said that the rupee gained impressively by one rupee and 75 paisas against the greenback in early morning trade in the open and interbank markets.
Summary: The dollar topped the 100-yen mark on Thursday as the greenback won support from growing expectations of strong US jobs data while the Bank of Japan issued an upbeat assessment of the world's third-largest economy.
Summary: The Australian dollar slipped below parity with the greenback Monday and analysts tipped it could .
indicated that the decrease of forex reserves in March was due mainly to the depreciation of major currencies against the greenback with the euro falling by 0.
uk/), looks at why the greenback has risen in popularity - and how long the rebound is set to last.