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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“Dollar diplomacy.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dollar%20diplomacy. Accessed 10 December 2019.

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