frogskin

noun

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

Word History

Etymology

so called from the green back

First Known Use

1902, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of frogskin was in 1902

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“Frogskin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/frogskin. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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