greenbacker

noun
green·​back·​er | \ ˈgrēn-ˌba-kər How to pronounce greenbacker (audio) \

Definition of greenbacker

1 capitalized : a member of a post-Civil War American political party opposing reduction in the amount of paper money in circulation
2 : one who advocates a paper currency backed only by the U.S. government

Other Words from greenbacker

greenbackism \ ˈgrēn-​ˌba-​ˌki-​zəm How to pronounce greenbackism (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of greenbacker

1868, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Greenbacker.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/greenbacker. Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

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