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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 ?
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.
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.
GODWIN Abadaki's double tipped the scales and ensured that the Greenbacks had nothing to show from their trip to Wincham Park.
If the economy is doing well then stock markets will bring greenbacks back to the country, he hoped.
Gardening for Greenbacks is an initiative developed by the city of Cleveland to increase the production of local foods and establish Cleveland as a model for local food system development.
In modern software jargon, the Greenbacks might be viewed as 1861 Notes version 2.
I'm saving to buy an apartment because here prices are set in dollars and it's going to be like that for a long time," said Soledad Orozco, a 35-year-old telecommunications manager in Buenos Aires who holds her savings in greenbacks.
The Greenbacks huffed and puffed and created several half chances without finding a way through.
The Greenbacks slipped to defeat at the Oxfordshire club last Saturday, despite taking the lead and dominating matters, but they cannot afford any more hard-luck stories in their bid to escape the Southern Division One West danger-zone.
The Department of Water and Power has an interesting definition of ``green power'' - the power of your greenbacks to make life comfortable for its self-serving bureaucrats.