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  1. Slang. an amphetamine pill, especially one that is green in color.
  2. Australian Slang. a conservationist or environmentalist, especially one who participates in protest demonstrations.
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Origin of greenie

1945–50, for def 1; green + -ie
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Related Words for greenie

learner, novice, neophyte, newcomer, ecologist, tenderfoot, fish, novitiate, recruit, abecedarian, initiate, student, trainee, amateur, fledgling, greenhorn, tyro, colt, starter, apprentice

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Historical Examples of 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.

  • 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.

British Dictionary definitions for greenie


  1. Australian informal a conservationist
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Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

greenie in Medicine


  1. An amphetamine pill that is green in color.
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