greenwashing

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noun green·wash·ing \ˈgrēn-ˌwȯ-shiŋ, -ˌwä-\

Definition of greenwashing

  1. :  expressions of environmentalist concerns especially as a cover for products, policies, or activities

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Origin and Etymology of greenwashing

1green (environmentalist) + brainwashing


First Known Use: 1989


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