- 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
Related Words for greenielearner, novice, neophyte, newcomer, ecologist, tenderfoot, fish, novitiate, recruit, abecedarian, initiate, student, trainee, amateur, fledgling, greenhorn, tyro, colt, starter, apprentice
Examples from the Web for greenie
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.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.