frogskin

noun

Definition of frogskin

slang
1 : a piece of paper money especially : a dollar bill
2 frogskins plural : money … people shell out … frogskins to fly to Thailand …— Edward Hoagland, Outside, March 1995

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First Known Use of frogskin

1902, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for frogskin

so called from the green back

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“Frogskin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/frogskin. Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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