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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
a) like environmentalists b) dislike environmentalists c) protect natural environments

Contributor: Matt Errey