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petrodollars

[pe-troh-dol-erz]
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  1. surplus revenues in dollars accumulated by petroleum-exporting countries, as those of the Middle East, especially when then used for foreign loans or investments.
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Origin of petrodollars

1970–75; petro-2 + dollars
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