Greenback Green"back", n. One of the legal tender notes of the United States; a note of paper currency of the United States; -- first issued in 1862, and having the devices on the back printed with green ink, to prevent alterations and counterfeits. [1913 Webster]

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  • greenback — U.S. dollar bill, 1862, so called from the time of their introduction; bank paper money printed in green ink had been called this since 1778 (as opposed to redbacks, etc.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • greenback — ☆ greenback [grēn′bak΄ ] n. any piece of U.S. paper money printed in green ink on the back …   English World dictionary

  • Greenback — US Dollar * * * Green|back [ gri:nbɛk ], der; [s], s [engl. greenback, aus: green = grün u. back = Rücken, Rückseite]: a) (Bankw.) amerikanische Schatzanweisung mit dem Aussehen von Banknoten mit grünem Aufdruck auf der Rückseite; b) (Jargon)… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Greenback — US Dollar Land: USA (Britische Jungferninseln, Ecuador, Mikronesien, Palau, Osttimor) Unterteilung: 100 Cent ISO 4217 Code: USD …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • greenback — UK [ˈɡriːnˌbæk] / US [ˈɡrɪnˌbæk] noun [countable] Word forms greenback : singular greenback plural greenbacks American informal a US dollar …   English dictionary

  • greenback — Garfish Gar fish , n. [See {Gar}, n.] (Zo[ o]l.) (a) A European marine fish ({Belone vulgaris}); called also {gar}, {gerrick}, {greenback}, {greenbone}, {gorebill}, {hornfish}, {longnose}, {mackerel guide}, {sea needle}, and {sea pike}. (b) One… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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