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green goods

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green goods

noun phrase

Counterfeit paper money (1887+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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  • You are ten times worse,' says I, 'than that green goods man.

  • With this staff, and the protection of the police, the green goods business can be carried on very successfully.

  • The green goods thus receive first nearly spent liquor and finish out of fresh strong liquor.

    Animal Proteins Hugh Garner Bennett
  • "green goods right from the farm," whispered Chick to Sparrer.

  • Yet we send the green goods man to the penitentiary and bow down before the other as a captain of industry!

    The Root of Evil Thomas Dixon
  • No, sir; he was going to perform a public duty by catching these green goods swindlers at their own game.

  • The lowest estimate of this bogus capital of green goods stock is five times the sum of the National debt.

    The Root of Evil Thomas Dixon
  • I feel that it would be wrong for us to allow Mr. Murkison to go alone to meet those Chicago green goods men.

  • Well, sir, the fact is we find there's very little demand for green goods just now.

  • How do you know,' says I, 'that that green goods man hasn't a large family dependent upon his extortions?

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