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long green

noun, Slang.
paper money; cash.
Origin of long green
An Americanism dating back to 1890-95 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for long green
Historical Examples
  • His face and hands were also green, and he carried a long green bag.

  • A folded bill of the "long green" slid into the sergeant's hand.

  • I did tie the other end of the long green string to the broom-handle.

    The Story of Opal Opal Whiteley
  • The washer of automobiles ceased his sponging of the long green body.

    Under the Law Edwina Stanton Babcock
  • The long green leaves, waving in the breeze, rustled from the passing of men.

    The Little Regiment Stephen Crane
  • Slowly, from between the long green folds, there appeared a foot.

    Abroad at Home

    Julian Street
  • He was dressed in a long green robe, thickly embroidered with gold.

    The Pharaoh and the Priest Alexander Glovatski
  • The verdant youth who is sometimes called the long green Boy?

    The Funny Philosophers George Yellott
  • He has on a long green robe, and on his turban are long orange plumes.

    Our Little Korean Cousin H. Lee M. Pike
  • There was no other way out; Ann must walk through this long green passage.

    The Zeit-Geist Lily Dougall
Slang definitions & phrases for long green

long green

noun phrase

Paper money; bills; folding money: that dear old affectionately regarded long green

[1891+; perhaps influenced by earlier sense ''home-grown, home-cured tobacco'']

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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