Green’s Dictionary of Slang

green adj.1

[early use SE green, ripe; latterly green n.2 (1)]

1. (US) of a sexual partner, virginal, under the age of legal consent.

[UK]Spy on Mother Midnight I 24: [I]f he is to pass a green Brook or so, the Length of your Staff may do, and then but indifferently.
[US]C.D. Rosales Word Is Bone [ebook] Once the girl had gone in he laid a heavy hand on June’s shoulder and whispered, ‘Pickin em a little green, don’t you think?’.

2. of money, liquid or in funds.

[UK] ‘The Cly-Pecker’ in Swell!!! or, Slap-Up Chaunter 38: A strumpet approach’d with a tipsy young squire – / She knock’d, when the bawd from within, I heard say, / ‘If he’s green, and well-breech’d, I will knock up a fire’.
[US]A. Pinkerton Thirty Years a Detective 76: Would you like to look at the green articles? [...] Sharp, without further delay, dives down into his trousers pockets and draws out a large roll of bills.
[US]Ade Forty Modern Fables 226: [The] City Grafter decided that he would go out among the Jays and try to scare up two or three Green Wrappers for his rapidly diminishing Roll.
Blnd Lemon Jefferson ‘Jack O’Diamond Blues’ 🎵 Bet the Jack against the Queen, it’s gonna turn your money green / Jack O’Diamonds is a hard card to play.
[US]Robert Johnson ‘My Little Queen of Spades’ 🎵 Let’s us put our heads together, hoo fair brown, then we make our money green.
[US]J. Rechy City of Night 111: The wallet [...] was green, green like a tree.
[US]D. Jenkins Semi-Tough 222: A gold money clip can set off a roll of green whip-out.
[US](con. early 1950s) J. Ellroy L.A. Confidential 10: If your snitch fund’s still green.
[US](con. 1950) B. Helgeland L.A. Confidential [film script] I need money. If your snitch-fund’s green, I’ll get you some fucking-A collars.
[US]Lil Wayne ‘Upgrade U’ 🎵 I keep my pockets green like a pot of peas.

3. pertaining to or describing paper money; usu. in combs. below.

[UK]A. Day Mysterious Beggar 266: ‘What d’you “pull” him for?’ ‘He tumbled out a cool – green – crumpled – “fifty”.’.

In compounds

green and greasy (n.) [the colour and texture of well-used dollar bills]

(US Und.) banknotes.

[US]J. Black You Can’t Win (2000) 174: Counting the money I found there was three thousand dollars of ‘green and greasy,’ worn paper money, in small bills.

see separate entries.

green boys (n.) (also green fellows) [the colour of dollar bills/green n.2 (1)]

paper money, notes.

[US]‘Hugh McHugh’ Back to the Woods 18: As you have stated [...] large bundles of Green Fellows have severed their home ties and tiptoed into the elsewhere.
[US]J.J. Finerty Criminalese 25: Green-boys – Paper money.
green goods (n.)

see separate entry.

green handshake (n.) [green n.2 (1)]

(US) a bribe, a tip, a bonus.

[US]A.S. McPherson In the Service of the King 101: Every one that passed gave us what they called a ‘green handshake,’ leaving money in our hands and pockets.
[US]G. Lichtenstein Behind the Scenes in Women’s Pro Tennis 35: Women’s tennis had changed since the bad old days when players got paid with a ‘green handshake’ and everyone was called an amateur.
[US]L.A. Mag. Feb. 25: The trusty green handshake still works. Never use less than $20 to start— $100 and up is compulsory at top-drawer places. While pressing the bills into the target’s hand, discreetly inquire whether there's anything that could possibly be done for you.
[US](con. 1910s) C.H. Barfoot Aimee Semple McPherson 35: When the Semples said good-bye [...] the parishioners responded to the young couple with a ‘green handshake’ that provided the funds for their fares to China.
green money (n.) (also green, green certificates, ...material)

(US) US currency; cite 1992 refers to currency which, being forbidden in prison, is used for illegal transactions and is worth more than face value.

[US]N.Y. Superior Court 258: And you received $6.000 in bank currency? Yes, sir. In legal tender or bank bills? In green money. Do you remember the denomination of the bills?
[US]‘Hugh McHugh’ I Need the Money 46: They’s a bunch iv green money as big as th’ fist iv ye pertroodin’ from his pocket.
[US]S. Ford Shorty McCabe 125: An’ no jollyin’ nor green money would change that hayseed’s mind.
[US]H.E. Lee ‘Tough Luck’ Variety Stage Eng. Plays 🌐 But you can wink that if I do cash in to-day l won’t mail the saloon mans apologizers any of the green material.
[US]O. Johnson Varmint 318: You can bet two green certificates on that.
[US]C. Bukowski Erections, Ejaculations etc. 89: I had the green money.
[US]Bentley & Corbett Prison Sl. 14: Green also Green Money Official U.S. currency. Inmates are not allowed to have money in their possession so the green money that circulates throughout the prison is contraband. Since green is illegal, it has a slightly higher value in prison and is used primarily for gambling and drug transactions.
green stamp (n.) [play on Green Shield trading stamps, first issued (as S&H Green Stamps) in the US in 1930s and in the UK in 1960s]

1. (US) $1 bill; thus green stamps, money.

[US]M. Hargrove Girl He Left 20: Why should you sit around screaming about forty bucks? It’s just a handful of green stamps .
[US]C. Whelton CB Baby 16: Green stamps are money. A Green Stamp Highway is a toll road [HDAS].

2. see also SE compounds below.

green stuff (n.)

1. (also green trash) paper currency, notes.

[US]A.F. Hill Our Boys 235: In six months your government at Washington will go smash, and your green trash won’t be worth a snap.
[US]G. Devol Forty Years a Gambler 207: Bill [...] reached the wharf-boat with a large roll of the good green stuff.
[US]Ade Pink Marsh (1963) 114: Boy, wheah you get ’at green stuff?
[US]S. Ford Torchy 30: I was just stowin’ away the green stuff as I goes through the outside office.
[US]G. Bronson-Howard God’s Man 215: Set your think-box going and dope out a way for three smart young fellows to grab a chunk of perfectly good green stuff.
[US]‘Hal Ellson’ Duke 42: The driver was greedy-anxious so we flashed a lot of green stuff in his face.
[US]Kramer & Karr Teen-Age Gangs 153: Pimping is pimping, and if a fellow does it he might as well get all the green stuff the traffic will bear.
[US]R. Prather Scrambled Yeggs 66: I looked at all that lovely green stuff and wheels spun in my brain.
[UK]R.A. Norton Through Beatnik Eyeballs 14: If barmen wasn’t so keen on the green stuff they’d belt peoples away before they got really soaked.
[US](con. 1960s) D. Goines Black Gangster (1991) 125: If we get enough of that green stuff.
[US](con. 1982) in M. Jankowski Islands in the Street 107: There ain’t a lot you can do without some green stuff.

2. see also SE compounds below.

SE in slang uses

In derivatives

In compounds

green and blacks (n.) [the colour of the capsules]

(UK prison/drugs) librium capsules.

[UK]Glatt et al. Drug Scene in Grt Britain 115: Green and blacks – Librium capsules.
[UK]S. McConville ‘Prison Language’ in Michaels & Ricks (1980) 526: Librium capsules are known as green and blacks.
[UK]J. Morton Lowspeak.
green and yellow fellow (n.) [SE greenery-yallery, of, pertaining to, or affecting the colours green and yellow, in accordance with the style or fashion of the Aesthetic Movement and thus, in short, affected]

a male homosexual.

(ref. to 1900s) Glinn’s Gloss. of Sayings, Sl. [...] Gay Men 🌐 A ‘green and yellow fellow’ in the mid 1900s meant a gay man.
green-apple quickstep (n.) (also green-apple nasties, ...two-step) [the result of eating sour fruit + pun on SE trot/trots n. (1)]

(US) diarrhoea.

[US]Salt Lake Herald 12 July 4/1: Many of the small boys have had the military fever. Now they are developing the green apple quickstep.
[US]L.E. Watkin Geese in the Forum 156: Little Mabel had had the ‘green-apple quickstep’ all summer.
[US] in DARE.
[US]Jrnl. KY Medical Assoc. 76 558: Years ago, the cramps and pain of smooth muscle spasm and the embarrassment of associated diarrhea were sometimes referred to as the ‘green apple quickstep’.
[US]Maledicta VIII 97: Many of the less common euphemisms relate the malady to its cause or place of origin. A particularly colorful example is the green-apple quickstep, suggesting the speed of both the reaction and the counterreaction.
[US]R.I. Hofferbertt Reach and Grasp of Policy Analysis 131: But they might get a good case of the green-apple two-step. (I lost twenty-five pounds in two weeks on the trail.).
Online Sl. Dict. 🌐 green apple nasties n 1. diarrhea. Origin: term is derived from the tendency of green apples to induce diarrhea. (‘I’ve been eating s’mores and drinking hot chocolate all night, and now I’ve got the green apple nasties.’). [Ibid.] green apple quick step n 1. diarrhea. 2. the act of racing to a bathroom while not soiling oneself. (‘That poor guy just ate ten Hershey bars, and now he’s doing the greenapple quick-step.’) – v 1. to have diarrhea.
[US]F.K. Van Patten Winter Soldier 25: Where the hell could he run, thought Philip; especially with a severe case of the green apple quickstep.
[US]J. Woodman Patients beyond Borders 124: The last thing you need as a patient [...] is a case of ‘green apple quickstep.’ Even in most parts of Europe, it's a good idea to request bottled water.
[US]R.R. Dahlgren Tales of the Fort Whiskey Creek Trading Post 10: Since about 75 percent of the time his booze gave you the green apple quickstep, he had earned the nickname of Outhouse Charlie .
green ashes (n.) (also green mud)

(US drugs) opium residue.

[US]D. Maurer ‘Argot of the Und. Narcotic Addict’ Pt 1 in AS XI:2 121/2: green ashes or green mud. Ashes left from incompletely burning opium.
[US]Monteleone Criminal Sl. (rev. edn) 107: green ashes [...] green mud [...] the residue left in an opium pipe.
[US]J.E. Schmidt Narcotics Lingo and Lore 72: Green ashes – 1. The residue remaining in or retrieved from an opium smoking pipe. 2. The undissolved portion of an opium pellet remaining after it has been cooked. Green mud –Same as Green ashes.
green-ass (adj.) [-ass sfx]

(US) naive, inexperienced; also as n.

[US]N. Algren Man with the Golden Arm 39: I spent thirty-four months havin’ green-ass corporals chew me up.
[US]‘Iceberg Slim’ Pimp 116: You little pissy, green-ass Nigger.
[US](con. 1969) E. Spencer Welcome to Vietnam, Macho Man 65: He does not want a green-ass new-incountry 1st lieutenant telling him what to do.
[US]D.H. Brown Santeria Enthroned 102: Jose was considered by the Havana Ocha community to be a country bumpkin — a ’green ass’.
green bag (n.) [the green cloth that was trad. used to make lawyers’ bags, used to carry briefs and other documents. ‘These gentlemen carry their clients’ deeds in a green bag; and, it is said, when they have no deeds to carry, frequently fill them with an old pair of give themselves the appearance of business’ (Grose, 1785). Green bags were replaced by blue bags (barristers) and red bags (King’s or Queen’s Counsel)]

1. a lawyer; thus green-baggish and attrib. use.

[UK]B.E. Dict. Canting Crew.
[UK]New Canting Dict.
[UK]Bailey Universal Etym. Eng. Dict.
[UK]B.M. Carew Life and Adventures.
[UK]Grose Classical Dict. of the Vulgar Tongue n.p.: Green bag, an attorney: those gentlemen carry their clients’ deeds in a green bag; and, it is said, when they have no deeds to carry, frequently fill them with an old pair of breeches, or any other trumpery, to give themselves the appearance of business.
[UK]‘Peter Pindar’ ‘Instructions to a Celebrated Laureat’ in Works of Peter Pindar (1794) II 48: Make Chancellors, Chief Justices, and Judges, E’en of the lowest green-bag drudges.
[UK]G. Andrewes Dict. Sl. and Cant.
[UK]Lex. Balatronicum.
[Ire]‘A Real Paddy’ Real Life in Ireland 98: Lord Castlereagh [...] looked very green baggish upon the occasion.
[UK]G. Kent Modern Flash Dict.
[[US] in N.E. Eliason Tarheel Talk (1956) 275: If this takes, he thenceforth bids farewell to the green bag].
[UK]Flash Dict. in Sinks of London Laid Open.
[[US]G.G. Foster N.Y. in Slices 31: That infernal red-headed lawyer has been here again! I’ll wring his neck one of these days, and send him travelling with his fiery head in his own green bag].
[US]Monteleone Criminal Sl. (rev. edn).

2. in phr. what’s in the green bag?, ‘what is the charge to be preferred against me?’.

[UK]Barrère & Leland Dict. of Sl., Jargon and Cant.
green bean (n.)

1. (US) a naive person [SE green, naive].

[US]J. Davis College Vocab. 7: Green bean — One who is inexperienced as a member of the group and acts accordingly thus seeming foolish in the eyes of the older members [HDAS].
Maier College Terms 5: Greenbean — stupid character [HDAS].
[US]Boyne & Thompson Wild Blue 98: You’ll be the low-time green bean in the job you got.

2. (S.Afr., also green-bean police, greenfly) a township municipal police officer [colour of the uniform].

Weekly Mail (S. Afr.) May 6: Duncan Village residents have accused the ‘greenflies’ (municipal police) of going on a rampage of revenge after one of their number ... was murdered last Saturday [DSAE].
Weekly Mail 5 June 1: Flanked by ‘green bean’ council police, State President PW Botha enters Sebokeng [...] State President PW Botha yesterday delivered his first direct invitation to black South Africans to participate in national government – behind the massed guns of several hundred soldiers, police and township ‘green bean’ police [DSAE].
[SA]R. Malan My Traitor’s Heart (1991) 266: Those black mayors [were] kept in power by ‘blackjacks’ or ‘greenbeans’ – young black men who were given guns, uniforms, and three weeks police training.
green belly (n.) [SE green, naive]

(US) a novice, an unsophisticated person, esp. a new arrival in the city from the country.

[US]W. Henry Who Rides with Wyatt 124: What that greenbelly doesn’t know about poker, Hoyle could be lynched for.
green biscuits (n.)

(US drugs/prison) methadone tablets.

[US]Rayman & Blau Riker’s 115: She didn’t get her methadone; the inmates call it the green biscuits. She didn’t get her green biscuits. She was kicking.
green can (n.)

(Aus.) a can of Victoria Bitter beer.

A. Hamilton in Social Analysis 27 19: In the Northern Territory, for example, beer types are identified according to the colour of the can: Green Can for VB, White Can for Carlton, Blue Can for Fosters.
[Aus](ref. to 1980s)Aus. Word Map 🌐 green can [...] ‘I never heard the term until 1980's in North East Victoria’.
Google Groups: alt.tasteless 9 Sept. 🌐 Most of the more mature, (semi-)humans prefer to take a drop of VB (Victoria Bitter), this fine land’s proudest product of the fermented hops. It comes in a distinctive green can, which apparently led to it being christened by some of our less-than-literate brothers as, ‘Green Can’.
A. Hughes Ringer’s Hands 63: All the ringers and jackaroos were allowed one six-pack each, and they only had one choice [...] ‘green cans’ (Vic Bitter) or ‘red cans’ (Melbourne Bitter).
[Aus]N. Cummins Adventures of the Honey Badger [ebook] Dad had never been abseiling before and likened it to drinking beer from a green can – in other words, hell.
green cart (n.)

(Aus.) a vehicle, actual or metaphorical, in which people are taken to a psychiatric hospital.

D.G. Stead Rabbit in Aus. 14: We were suitable for cargo for the ‘green cart’, or for whatever other vehicle is used to take us to the mental hospital [AND].
Overland (Melbourne) lxii 27: The green cart will come for me, and I’ll disappear into Callan Park [AND].
[Aus]N. Keesing Lily on Dustbin 164: Green cart, vehicle allegedly sent to convey mad people to the asylum. ‘He wants to look out, they’ll be sending the green cart for him next.’.
internet TESL Journal ‘A Green Quiz for St. Patrick’s Day’ 🌐 The euphemisms ‘green van’ in the United Kingdom or ‘green cart’ in Australia refer to: a. An environmentally friendly vehicle. b. An electric golf cart. c. Mental hospital ambulance which is typically colored green.
green corn (n.)

(US) illictly distilled whiskey.

[US]Leadbelly et al. ‘Green Corn’ 🎵 Pease in the pot, cakes a-bakin’, / Green corn, green corn, come along Cholly.
[US]T. Thackrey Thief 34: I put some of that green corn popskull in me.
green death (n.) [play on SE Black Death]

1. (US campus) sickness and diarrhoea, supposedly caused by student canteen food.

[US]Current Sl. V 12: Green Death, n. Diarrhea and nausea resulting from eating university cafeteria food.

2. (Aus.) in context of alcohol.

(a) the obsolete Bulimba brand beer.

[Aus]J. O’Grady It’s Your Shout, Mate! 69: ‘There’s nothing wrong with Bulimba - now, that is. [...] Green death, we called it. Because of the green handles on the pumps, see’.

(b) Victoria Bitter beer.

Google Groups:alt.religion.scientology 26 Sept. 🌐 Try Victoria Bitter instead. [reply] VM ‘the green death’ .
Google 30 May 🌐 Hardy har! You know I’m allergic to beer anyway, Nicko. I was just baiting you: you drink Green Death (VB) don’t ya?
Overclockers: Geek Grog & Homebrew 18 Aug. 🌐 They don’t call VB ‘the green death’ for nothing. 27 Apr. 🌐 I got to distilling via 12 years of home brewing, so yes my shed brew probably cost more and took longer than a can of green death (VB) [...] ever would.

(c) Southwark Bitter beer.

Google Groups:aus.politics 17 Jan. 🌐 HEY! Steady on there boyo! The standard ‘Green Death’ or ‘Nathan’s’ or as the uncouth say ‘southwark’ (should be pronounce ‘suth’ark’) beer isn’t for the Unsophisticated, it is an acquired taste for the more refined drinkers.
Google Groups: alt.html 15 Dec. 🌐 The only beer worth drinking is the Tasmanian (as far as I am aware the constituents are Boags and Cascade) beer, and Coopers. Southwark, VB, Fosters, and most of the time, West End, is all to be avoided. Particularly the Green Death (Southwark) .

3. (US) Rainier Ale.

[US]P. Heidelberg Chasing Freedom: Remembering the Sixties 27: Green Death is what we called Rainer Ale - we would buy it in sixteen ounce cans and the Green Death was as strong as Samoans.
[US]J.J. Morabito Lower Farm 50: The door open and Pete walked in with two cans of ‘GREEN DEATH’ and one was already half empty.
S. Langland Stuff I Remember Before I Get Senile 18 Jan. 🌐 I’d never drank much or taken drugs, but that changed too - before going into Rodney’s, we would park on a darkened residential street near the club and drink cans of ‘Green Death’, Rainer Ale by its proper name, it smelt just like cat piss, but it got us blind drunk.
Kitchen Knife Forums 19 Aug. 🌐 I’m drinking two cans of green death AKA Mnt Ranier’s all I’ve got till payday.
green demon (n.) (also green deveil)

(Aus.) Victoria Bitter beer.

[Aus]Google Groups:rec.arts.drwho 20 Sept. 🌐 Fosters is probably the worst beer this country produces. And thats including the green devils: VB and Southwark Lager .
Boozle 13 May 🌐 VB enthusiast rated this [five stars]. Best beer, can’t go past the old Vitamin B’s. Green demons, best in the world.
Techly 15 May 🌐 For the record, I for one, am quite partial to a VB (aka The Very Best, Green Devils, Vitamin B, Victory Beer).
ipetitions: Bring Victoria Bitter (VB) to the USA!! 4 Dec. 🌐 I am currently in the middle of butt f**k nowhere in New Mexico and have suddenly been blessed with an unquenchable desire to crack open a green demon.
green dragon (n.) (drugs)

1. heroin [a stamp on the box].

[US]C. Shafer ‘Catheads [...] and Cho-Cho Sticks’ in Abernethy Bounty of Texas (1990) 205: green dragon, n. – heroin.
[US](con. 1930s) Courtwright & Des Jarlais Addicts Who Survived 172: I started using heroin around 1933. For fourteen dollars I got what they called ‘Green Dragon.’ It came in a box, all tissued up.

2. a barbiturate [the colour of the pills].

[US]Hardy & Cull Drug Lang. and Lore.
[US]‘Gloss. of Drug Terms’ National Instit. Drug Abuse.
[US]ONDCP Street Terms 11: Green dragons — Depressants.

3. amphetamine [the colour of the pills].

[US]E.E. Landy Underground Dict. (1972).

4. LSD [a type of LSD distributed on squares of blotter stamped with a green dragon].

[US] in Spears Sl. and Jargon of Drugs and Drink (1986).
green gold (n.) [? SE green gold, an alloy of gold and silver; high-quality cocaine sparkles]

(drugs) cocaine.

[US] ‘Drug Sl. Vault’ on 🌐 Green Gold Cocaine.
green goose (n.) [SE green goose, a gosling, a young goose; a simpleton or SE green + goose, a fool]

a young, innocent girl, soon to be made into a prostitute; thus green-goose fair, a fig. ‘fair’ where innocent girls are encountered.

[UK]Shakespeare Love’s Labour’s Lost I i: Spring is near, when green geese are a-breeding. [Ibid.] IV iii: This is the liver-vein, which makes flesh a deity; A green goose a goddess.
[UK]Wily Beguiled 44: He made me beleeve, he would go to greengoose faire, and Ile be sworn hee tooke his legges and ranne clean away.
[UK]Beaumont Woman Hater I ii: His pallace is full of greene geese [...] O thou Goddesse of plentie.
[UK]Rowley Shoo-maker, a Gentleman Act IV: One of your men has beene at greene-goose faire; but he shall pay for the sauce Ile warrant him.
[UK]Parliament of Women C: She have a mind to take the aire, or walke to Green-goose Fair.
green gown (n.)

see separate entry.


see separate entries.

In compounds


see separate entries.

green hornet (n.) [the colour of the uniform + ref. to the NBC radio series The Green Hornet]

(US) a New York City police patrol car, suggested by the colour scheme of the time.

[US]Salerno & Tompkins Crime Confederation 5: Even kids could spot it three blocks away and yell, ‘Here comes a Green Hornet!’.
greenhouse (n.)

see separate entries.

green kingsman (n.)

a green silk handkerchief as worn by a costermonger or prizefighter.

[Aus]Sydney Sl. Dict. (2 edn) 5: Green King’s Man - Silk handkerchief, green gr[oun]d.
green lamp house (n.)

(US) a police station.

[US]C.L. Cullen More Ex-Tank Tales 99: I’ll [...] give youse a free roll t’ de green-lamp house besides.
Greenland (n.)

see separate entry.

green leaves (n.) [the parsley with which PCP is often smoked]

(drugs) phencyclidine.

[US]Bone Thugs-N-Harmony ‘1st Of Tha Month’ 🎵 E. 1999 Eternal [album] I get wit my nigga to get me some llello / Double up nigga what you need? / We got weed to get P.O.D.ed / Fiend for the green leaves.
[US]ONDCP Street Terms 11: Green leaves — PCP.
green-light hotel (n.) (also green light, green lights) [the green light that marks the building]

(US) a prison or police station.

[[US]Omaha Daily Bee (NE) 21 Apr. 9/6: The interlocutor asked Sambo [...] why there was always a green light over the door of a New York police station, and the answer was ‘because it is an Irish clubhouse’].
[US]Wash. Post 11 Nov. Miscellany 3/4: Then comes ‘fall,’ an arrest and a trip to the ‘green lights’.
[US]NY Tribune 8 June 7/4: Police station, ‘greenlights,’ [...] ‘Irish clubhouse’.
[US]J.G. Rothenberg ‘Peanuts! The Pickle Dealers’ in AS XVI:3 Oct. 189: Green light hotel. Police station.
[US]Monteleone Criminal Sl. (rev. edn) 107: green light A police station.
green machine (n.) [their green uniforms]

(N.Z. prison) officers working in the Dept. of Corrections.

[NZ]D. Looser Boobslang [U. Canterbury D.Phil. thesis] 81/2: green machine, the n. officers employed by the Department of Corrections.
Green Mountain Boy (n.)

see separate entry.

green nigger (n.) [similar inferior status to a black nigger n.1 (1) but green, i.e. Irish from the national colours]

(US) an Irish person.

[US]R. Price Blood Brothers 35: Fuckin’ green niggers [...] I’ll tell you something else, Irish men are the lousiest lovers.
[US]Sacramento News & Rev. (CA) 🌐 My all-time favorite racial or ethnic epithet is ‘green nigger.’ That’s what they called a person of Irish descent in New York City in the 19th century.
green one (n.)

1. a piece of phlegm, in the context of spitting.

[UK]Guardian Rev. 24 Sept. 2: In spring 1978 Joe Strummer developed hepatitis from a flying green one.

2. (Aus.) a can or bottle of Victoria Bitter beer.

Google 27 May 🌐 To get a reasonably good beer from Aust. in the UK look out for Victoria Beer (aka Victoria Bitter, VB, green one...).
Joyzine 🌐 a green one - a bottle of Victoria Bitter (ale) .
Facebook: Mark Manteit 9 Mar. 🌐 [T]hen as quick as you drink a green one (VB gods drop of beer) on a fridi knock off me m8 bluey comes back.

3. see also sl. compounds above.

green pipe (n.)

(drugs) opium.

J. Lees-Milne Diary n.p.: Tony Gandarillas dined [...] I asked how he, aged sixty-two, managed to keep his youthful figure and complexion. He said it was ‘the green pipe’, explaining that he smoked opium every day of his life.
L. McMurtry Telegraph Days n.p.: “Why do you have that greenish look, Mr. James?” I asked. “Could it be that you smoke the green pipe?” I meant opium, of course.
Green Pop (n.)

see separate entry.

Green River (n.)

see separate entry.

green room (n.) [its green-painted walls]

(US prison) the gas chamber.

[US]C. Chessman Cell 2455 11: A special crew removes Big Red’s body from the ‘green room’ and takes it to the prison morgue.
[US](con. 1940s) J. Brown Monkey Off My Back (1972) 98: They’re gonna top me, soon. It’s the Green Room for me.
[US]C. Stroud Close Pursuit (1988) 257: [of a stray cat] What do you think? You think this bandit ought to go to the green room? Hah?
[US](con. early 1950s) J. Ellroy L.A. Confidential 272: White’s face in the green room: pure hatred while Dick Stensland sucked gas.
[US]J. Ellroy ‘The D.A.’ in Destination: Morgue! (2004) 147: Miller sent Stephen Nash and Barbara Graham to the green room.
[US]J. Ellroy Widespread Panic 154: If she doesn’t roll she’s got a hot date with the green room.
green sheet (n.)

(US und.) the copy of one’ criminal charge, usu. green in colour.

[US]Seabury Report 126: [T]he ‘Green Sheet’ [...] was initiated because of the recognized presence of perjury by police officers and for the very purpose of preventing it.
[US]J. Ellroy (con. 1962) Enchanters 7: No green sheet, no wants, no warrants.
green slip (n.)

(Aus.) third party car insurance.

[Aus]Aus. Word Map 🌐 green slip. Third Party car insurance: are you renewing your greenslip?
green stamp (n.) [play on Green Shield trading stamps, first issued (as S&H Green Stamps) in the US in 1930s and in the UK in 1960s]

1. (US) a traffic offence summons.

[US]Atlantic Monthly May 42: There’s a four-wheeler coming up fast behind me, might be a Bear wants to give us some green stamps [HDAS].
C. Whelton CB Baby 98: What do you say, Super Trooper, you pulling in the green stamps today? [HDAS].

2. see also sl. compounds above.

green stuff (n.)

1. (US) absinthe.

[US]C.L. Cullen Tales of the Ex-Tanks 224: I was too busy experimenting with the green stuff – straight, drips and frappés.

2. (US black) marijuana.

[US] 15 Feb. 🌐 The green stuff also goes by the street names ‘indica’ and ‘sativa,’ hinting at a subculture of dope-smoking botanists in white lab coats roaming our nation’s broccoli-strewn streets.

3. see also sl. compounds above.

green tea (n.)

1. (US drugs) marijuana, esp. of inferior quality [tea n. (4a)].

[US]Kerouac On The Road (1972) 173: These green tea visions lasted until the third day.

2. (drugs) phencyclidine [rhy. sl. or the common mixing of the drug with parsley, which may resemble sense 1].

[UK]Daily News 23 Feb. 5: Angel dust goes by dozens of street names [...] Peace pills, white powder, superjoint, busy bee, hog elephant tranquilizer, crystal, and green tea are some of the more popular names.
[US]ONDCP Street Terms 11: Green tea — PCP.
green verbs (n.) [SE green, unripe, immature, thus unsophisticated]

(W.I.) poorly spoken, ungrammatical English, esp. when used by one who would be expected to speak correctly.

[WI]Allsopp Dict. Carib. Eng. Usage.
green weenie (n.) [SE green, of food, decaying, ‘off’ + weenie n.1 (5)]

1. (US, orig. milit., also green weinie) anything bad; thus eat/get/have had the green weenie, to be killed.

[US]P. Kendall Dict. Service Sl. n.p.: green weinie . . . anything bad.
[US]J. Brosnan Long Season 242: ‘Now let’s watch Purkey slip the green weenie past Banks.’ [...] ‘I guess it means give the batter something he doesn’t like’.
[US](con. 1969) C.R. Anderson Grunts xiii: They decided on terms decidedly uncomplimentary – the green machine, the crotch, the green weenie.

2. (US campus) a Heineken beer.

[US]Eble Campus Sl. Spring 3: heiny – Heiniken beer. (Also Green Weenie).

In phrases

green about/around the gills (adj.)

see under gills n.1

greenlight (v.) (also put a green light on)

(US prison) to sanction a (gang) punishment killing, thus to perform the murder.

[US]S.A. Crosby Razorblade Tears 36: ‘I need you to find her. And greenlight her’.
[US]S.A. Crosby Razorblade Tears 114: ‘He was married and he didn’t want it to get out, so he put a greenlight on all three of them’.