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green·back

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

greenback

[ˈgriːnbæk] N (US) → billete m (de banco)
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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
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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.
Look at that roll of greenbacks"-- he tapped his breast--"to buy the Boss some horses.
"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.
Maybe she make fun, too, so I say, 'Let me see thousand dollars.' 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.
Reece Blackmore had an early chance for the Greenbacks but it was the home side who broke the deadlock on 16 minutes when Shaun Bammant slotted home.
These provisions were largely omitted for the successor currency to the 1861 Notes (also known as United States Notes, but popularly as Greenbacks).
The Greenbacks huffed and puffed and created several half chances without finding a way through.
Norlnally pink in color because they feed on shrimp and plankton, in the Wenatchee area, the birds are said to be after the elusive "greenbacks", and will roost at certain businesses hoping to attain at least a few of these to supplement their diet.
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.
Between 1973 and 1983 biologists located several other populations of greenbacks in northern Colorado and the restoration work in the park proceeded.
During the American Civil War, greenbacks and gold certificates were both used for many years without either currency becoming dominant.