greenwash(redirected from green washes)
1. verb To make illegally-obtained money appear to have come from legal channels; to launder money. This isn't a foolproof plan, Jack—eventually, someone is going to catch you greenwashing.
2. noun Activities undertaken by an organization or company so that it appears more environmentally conscious. Is this "recycled content" label legit, or is it just greenwash?
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tv. to launder money; to obliterate the illegal sources of money by moving it through a variety of financial institutions. (Underworld.) It was shown in court that the mayor had been involved in greenwashing some of the bribe money.
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