Definition of greenie in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈɡrēnē/


informal, often derogatory
A person who campaigns for protection of the environment.
Example sentences
  • ‘FIFTY ways to be a real greenie,’ said an article in my daughter's magazine, and it gave 50 simple changes she could make to her lifestyle which would help to save Mother Earth.
  • First and foremost, it is important to understand that environmentalism is bigger business than greenies would like to admit.
  • Chris has little time for those whingeing greenies who want everyone to go organic.

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Syllabification: green·ie

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