Definition of greenback :
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.
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money (part of speech: noun)
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- I was horrified when the bill came, to see that it was about half a yard long, and that Mr. Brett had to pay with a number of expensive- looking greenback things, but he laughed when he saw my frightened face, and said the dinner didn't really cost all that, he only wanted change. - "Lady-Betty-Across-the-Water", Lowell, Orson.
- A bank- note is said to be paid when the bank gives a greenback or coin for it. - "Government and Administration of the United States", Westel W. Willoughby and William F. Willoughby.
- From that day on, the greenback became a dead issue. - "A History of Trade Unionism in the United States", Selig Perlman.