Verboticism: Greenback

Greenback

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Created by: fabdiva

Definition: v. To try to kill a weed that just won't die. n. A weed that just keeps on coming back, no matter what you do to it.

Pronunciation: gr-een-back

Sentence: As he opened yet another 'final demand for payment' letter, Patrick thought it ironic that greenbacks were taking possession of his front yard.

Etymology: Green - the colour between blue and yellow. Back - in return. Wordplay - slang for 'money'

Points: 821

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