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A form of United States currency, specifically a Federal Reserve Note, which is the paper currency presently used by the United States. The ink on the reverse side of Federal Reserve Notes being green is what led to the nick name "greenback". To a lesser extent, Silver Certificates and United States Notes also had green backs, but the seal and serial numbers on the front were printed in blue instead of green ink. They were last issued in 1957 and 1966, respectively. Your parents probably remember them.
'Greenbacks' have been printed since before the turn of the 20th century, when the size of the paper currency was printed on was about 1/3 wider and 1/3 longer than its present size.
by Ryan Thompson January 04, 2004
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A deranged, poorly-planned attempt to seize power; particularly if an election does not turn out in your favor.
Disgraced attorney Rudy Giuliani’s face became drenched in sweat and hair dye as he invented evidence of widespread voter fraud during President Trump’s clown coup.
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Used as a synonym for money ( USD ) dollars (gettia) (chili paper)
I need some green backs, I blow horn for green back almost broke back!! Now I run mexican backhoe makes just as much.
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During sex when you are about to blow your load pull out and jiz on a wad of cash and slap the chick (or dude) on the face so the bills stick to the persons face. This is called Greenbacking.
Hey Todd, you just got Greenbacked!
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