Definition of greenie in US English:



informal, derogatory
  • A person who campaigns for protection of the environment.

    • ‘‘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.’
    • ‘Whether the greenies like it or not, nuclear power remains the only universally available mature technology capable of delivering large amounts of baseload power without emitting any greenhouse gases.’
    • ‘Chris has little time for those whingeing greenies who want everyone to go organic.’
    • ‘The company claims the greenies have harmed the company by disrupting logging and woodchipping operations and also by vilifying the company to its customers and shareholders.’