dollar diplomacy

noun

Definition of dollar diplomacy

1 : diplomacy used by a country to promote its financial or commercial interests abroad
2 : diplomacy that seeks to strengthen the power of a country or effect its purposes in foreign relations by the use of its financial resources

Examples of dollar diplomacy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The tour was meant as a counterweight to China in a region where Beijing’s dollar diplomacy has bought significant influence. New York Times, 30 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of dollar diplomacy

1910, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Dollar diplomacy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dollar%20diplomacy. Accessed 2 Aug. 2021.

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