Definition of greenback
: a legal-tender note issued by the U.S. government
Examples of greenback in a Sentence
she threw a few greenbacks on the counter to pay for the drinks
Recent Examples of greenback from the Web
Gas stations aren’t the only ones cutting prices for those with greenbacks.
This year, the greenbacks were ready to spawn earlier than usual.
The yen had landed a glancing blow overnight after stimulus withdrawal talk from a Bank of Japan policymaker, but the greenback had all but recovered as focus returned to the day's main events.
Ask yourself: How will these wage earners spend their extra greenbacks?
The offshore Chinese yuan hit its highest level in seven months against the greenback, breaking below 6.80 amid speculation of state support.
Until 2005, the Chinese government kept the renminbi pegged to the dollar, following it down as the greenback slid against other major currencies starting in 2003.
For Jim and Nick and other recent entrants, the greenback printing press is closed.
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Definition of greenback for English Language Learners
: a piece of U.S. paper money
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