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dead president

(US, informal) a banknote
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C20: from the pictures of various dead presidents that appear on US banknotes
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dead president

noun phrase

Any US banknote

[1950s+; fr the fact that banknotes show portraits of US presidents]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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