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greenie

INFORMAL
This page is about the dysphemism greenie

Meaning

a person who campaigns for environmental causes

For example

  • Those damned greenies are trying to get the government to ban coal mining!

  • Tree huggers and greenies don't care about anything except trees and birds and shit like that.

Note:
Also "tree hugger"

Quick Quiz

People who call environmentalists "greenies" probably

a. like environmentalists

b. dislike environmentalists

c. protect natural environments

Contributor: Matt Errey