greenbacker

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noun green·back·er \ˈgrēn-ˌba-kər\

Definition of greenbacker

  1. 1 capitalized :  a member of a post-Civil War American political party opposing reduction in the amount of paper money in circulation

  2. 2 :  one who advocates a paper currency backed only by the U.S. government

greenbackism

play \ˈgrēn-ˌba-ˌki-zəm\ noun

1868

First Known Use of greenbacker

1868

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