Definition of Greenbacks

1. Noun. (plural of greenback) ¹



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Definition of Greenbacks

1. greenback [n] - See also: greenback

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Greenbacks

green vitriol
green water
green wave
green waves
green wax
green with envy
green woodpecker
green woodpeckers
greenalite
greenalites
greenback
greenbacker
greenbackers
greenbackism
greenbackisms
greenbacks (current term)
greenbelt
greenbelts
greenbodies
greenbody
greenbone
greenbones
greenbottle
greenbottle fly
greenbottles
greenbrier
greenbriers
greenbug
greenbugs
greened

Literary usage of Greenbacks

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1. An American Glossary by Richard Hopwood Thornton (1912)
"greenbacks. Paper money of the US The term was invented by Salmon P. Chase, Secretary of the ... 1862 The greenbacks are popular; people have had a fresh ..."

2. Outlines of Economics by Richard Theodore Ely, Thomas Sewall Adams, Max Otto Lorenz, Allyn Abbott Young (1908)
"As a fiscal expedient, the greenbacks led to results as disastrous as those which ... The government was forced to sell bonds for depreciated greenbacks, ..."

3. Money and Banking: Illustrated by American History by Horace White (1911)
"By paying $1000 in greenbacks the government got nearly $1000 worth of ... But the progressive decline in the purchasing power of greenbacks turned the ..."

4. Appletons' Annual Cyclopaedia and Register of Important Events (1876)
"Mr. Schurz, of Missouri, said: " I meant to ask whether whenever any greenbacks were retired by the Secretary of the Treasury, or a the bill styles it are ..."

5. Great Debates in American Hist: From the Debates in the British Parliament by United States Congress, Great Britain Parliament, Marion Mills Miller (1913)
"in Favor of greenbacks, Gen. Benjamin F. Butler [Mass.]. NEXT to reconstruction the problem of the currency was most discussed during Johnson's ..."

6. The Purchasing Power of Money: Its Determination and Relation to Credit by Irving Fisher, Harry Gunnison Brown (1912)
"Besides the greenbacks (issued in denominations in no case under a dollar), ... 'For a brief account of the greenbacks, see Dewey, Financial History of the ..."

7. Politics for Young Americans by Charles Nordhoff (1899)
"XXVII OF "greenbacks" 222. " greenbacks " are demand notes of the government, issued in the stress of a great war, and made a legal tender. ..."

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