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greenback

slang In the US, a $1 bill. So named for the green color of the back of the bill. Any chance you can spare a few greenbacks? I just want to get a soda from the place across the street.
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greenback

(ˈgrinbæk)
n. a dollar bill. It’s only ten greenbacks. Anybody can afford that.
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Ward took a wallet from his inside coat pocket, drew out a greenback, and passed it to Dave, who noted as he pocketed it that it was for twenty dollars.
Oregon had a greenback bank, in Portland, although both the Comptroller and Lester [23] describe Oregon as a state that remained on gold.