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long green

noun, Slang.
paper money; cash.
Origin of long green
1890-95, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • Tom watched this, then reached into his own pocket and produced a twist of long-green tobacco from which he gnawed off a chew.

    Sunlight Patch Credo Fitch Harris
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long green

noun phrase

Paper money; bills; folding money: that dear old affectionately regarded long green

[1891+; perhaps influenced by earlier sense ''home-grown, home-cured tobacco'']

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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