green·​back·​er ˈgrēn-ˌba-kər How to pronounce greenbacker (audio)
capitalized : a member of a post-Civil War American political party opposing reduction in the amount of paper money in circulation
: one who advocates a paper currency backed only by the U.S. government
greenbackism noun

Word History

First Known Use

1868, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of greenbacker was in 1868

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“Greenbacker.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Mar. 2023.

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