Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The red-backed sandpiper, or American dunlin. A. Wilson. See cut under dunlin.
  • noun The pectoral sandpiper, Tringa maculata.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Zoöl.), United States The dunlin.

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  • noun Australia A venomous spider, Latrodectus hasselti, endemic to Australia.
  • noun US A brown and white sandpiper, Calidris alpina, native to the Northern Hemisphere; the dunlin.
  • noun slang the yuan (CNY), the currency of the People's Republic of China (Red Chinese money)

Etymologies

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From red + back.

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Blend of Red and greenback

Examples

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  • (noun) - (1) One of the treasury notes issued by the Republic of Texas in 1838 which in 1862 inspired the still-used term greenback. --Mitford Mathews' Dictionary of Americanisms on Historical Principles, 1951 (2) Called from the color of the paper. --William Craigie's Dictionary of American English, 1940 (3) Yellowboy, a gold coin. A very low word. --Samuel Johnson's Dictionary of the English Language, 1755

    January 27, 2018