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
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.
For Jim and Nick and other recent entrants, the greenback printing press is closed.
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First Known Use of greenback
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Definition of greenback for English Language Learners
: a piece of U.S. paper money
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