dead president

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Based on the observation that the presidents whose faces decorate US currency are invariably deceased.

Noun[edit]

dead president (plural dead presidents)

  1. (US, slang) A piece of US paper currency.
    • 2000, Richard Grayson, The Silicon Valley Diet and Other Stories, Red Hen Press (2000), ISBN 9781888996234, page 149:
      Finding a new job just meant driving to another office-park campus with dopey street names (Disc Drive, Resistor Road, Infinite Loop) to endure more geeksploitation in exchange for dead presidents, stock options, a flexible schedule, no dress code, and all the junk food I could eat.
  2. Used other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: see dead,‎ president.