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greenback

[green-bak] /ˈgrinˌbæk/
noun
1.
a U.S. legal-tender note, printed in green on the back since the Civil War, originally issued against the credit of the country and not against gold or silver on deposit.
Origin of greenback
1860-1865
1860-65, Americanism; green + back1
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greenback

/ˈɡriːnˌbæk/
noun
1.
(US, informal) an inconvertible legal-tender US currency note originally issued during the Civil War in 1862
2.
(US, slang) a dollar bill
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Word Origin and History for greenback
n.

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

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greenback

noun

A dollar bill

[1870+; said to have been coined by Salmon P Chase, who died in 1873]

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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