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greenback at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


greenback at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

"U.S. dollar bill," 1862, so called from the time of their introduction; bank paper money printed in green ink had been called this since 1778 (as opposed to redbacks, etc.). ///

greenback at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [C] AmE informal an American banknote//

greenback at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

(AmE, informal) an American BANKNOTE

Greenback at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Greenback \Green"back"\, n.
One of the legal tender notes of the United States; -- first
issued in 1862, and having the devices on the back printed
with green ink, to prevent alterations and counterfeits.

greenback at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Garfish \Gar"fish`\, n. [See {Gar}, n.] (Zo["o]l.)
(a) A European marine fish ({Belone vulgaris}); -- called
also {gar}, {gerrick}, {greenback}, {greenbone},
{gorebill}, {hornfish}, {longnose}, {mackerel guide},
{sea needle}, and {sea pike}.
(b) One of several species of similar fishes of the genus
{Tylosurus}, of which one species ({T. marinus}) is
common on the Atlantic coast. {T. Caribb[ae]us}, a very
large species, and {T. crassus}, are more southern; --
called also {needlefish}. Many of the common names of the
European garfish are also applied to the American

greenback at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n : a piece of paper money (especially one issued by a central
bank); "he peeled off five one-thousand-zloty notes"
[syn: {bill}, {note}, {government note}, {bank bill}, {banker's
bill}, {bank note}, {banknote}, {Federal Reserve note}]

greenback at English (WD) Of Explained:



Inter: en-nou » n
  • Inter: U » S Any bill that is legal tender in the US (originally printed with green and black ink) issued by the Category: w - :Federal Reserve|Federal Reserve.
    1. The United States dollar.
    2. A unit of American currency issued during the Civil War by the Treasury Department.

      Derived terms


  • greenbackism
  • Greenback Party
  • greenmail, greenmailing

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