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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. 2017.
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  • 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 door opened, and Tilia was there, dressed in a long green silk tunic and a yellow satin surcoat.

  • The long green leaves, waving in the breeze, rustled from the passing of men.

    The Little Regiment Stephen Crane
  • Everything was in order, but under the lid of the heavy coffin one could see the corner of the long green dress of the student.

  • There was no other way out; Ann must walk through this long green passage.

    The Zeit-Geist Lily Dougall
  • But each year I tucked away a little more of the long green than the year before, and got a little more of the juice of books.

    Stover at Yale Owen Johnson
  • On the stage they saw nothing but long green curtains and a leather chair.

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

  • Catsbach carried a long green bag, and I my flute-case in my pocket.

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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