Greenback



[green-bak] /ˈgrinˌbæk/

noun
1.
a U.S. legal-tender note, printed in on the since the Civil War, originally issued against the credit of the country and not against gold or silver on deposit.
/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
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.).

noun

A dollar bill

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

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