- Slang. an amphetamine pill, especially one that is green in color.
- Australian Slang. a conservationist or environmentalist, especially one who participates in protest demonstrations.
Origin of greenie
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Examples from the Web for greenie
You were kind to me just for nothing—when I appeared poor and forlorn and—and a greenie!The Girl from Sunset Ranch
Amy Bell Marlowe
I hope youll always be able to like Greenie, but I have my doubts.The Girl from the Big Horn Country
Mary Ellen Chase
Didnt you have sense enough to tell Farnsworth you werent a greenie?Full-Back Foster
Ralph Henry Barbour
Is there a city boy who does not know the Greenie (White-plumed Honey-eater)?An Australian Bird Book
John Albert Leach
I saw the fellows hunching one another, Ah, greenie from the country.Pleasure & Profit in Bible Study
- Australian informal a conservationist
- An amphetamine pill that is green in color.
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