• synonyms

dollar diplomacy

  1. a government policy of promoting the business interests of its citizens in other countries.
  2. diplomacy or foreign relations strengthened by the power of a nation's financial resources.
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Origin of dollar diplomacy

An Americanism dating back to 1905–10
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British Dictionary definitions for dollar diplomacy

dollar diplomacy

noun mainly US
  1. a foreign policy that encourages and protects capital investment and commercial and financial involvement abroad
  2. use of financial power as a diplomatic weapon
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dollar diplomacy in Culture

dollar diplomacy

The use of diplomatic influence, economic pressure, and military power to protect a nation's economic and business interests abroad. The term was first used to describe the exploitative nature of United States involvement in Latin America.

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