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

First Known Use of dollar diplomacy

1910, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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