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greenie

[gree-nee] /ˈgri ni/
noun
1.
Slang. an amphetamine pill, especially one that is green in color.
2.
Australian Slang. a conservationist or environmentalist, especially one who participates in protest demonstrations.
Origin
1945-1950
1945-50, for def 1; green + -ie
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British Dictionary definitions for greenie

greenie

/ˈɡriːnɪ/
noun
1.
(Austral, informal) a conservationist
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greenie in Medicine

greenie green·ie (grē'nē)
n.
An amphetamine pill that is green in color.

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Slang definitions & phrases for greenie

greenie

noun
  1. greenhorn (1830s+)
  2. A heart-shaped green stimulant pill of dextroamphetamine: Do you take something, like greenies?/ Greenies are pep pills and a lot of baseball players couldn't function without them (1960s+ Narcotics)
  3. A traffic ticket (1990s+ Los Angeles police)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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