peace dividend


: a portion of funds made available for nondefense spending by a reduction in the defense budget (as after a war)

Examples of peace dividend in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There is also hope of a peace dividend in the Great Lakes region, in northeast Nigeria, and in Somalia. Homi Kharas, Foreign Affairs, 16 June 2015 The post–Cold War peace dividend has long since been spent. The Editors, National Review, 17 Oct. 2023 The days of expecting a peace dividend are gone. Doyle McManuswashington Columnist, Los Angeles Times, 3 Apr. 2022 Yemen peace dividend? Taylor Luck, The Christian Science Monitor, 30 Apr. 2021 It’s the very opposite of the Clinton-era peace dividend. Linda J. Bilmes, Fortune, 1 Feb. 2023 Then-Representative Howard Berman turned to the peace dividend to devise a plan that would address both air pollution and dwindling defense jobs. Indigo Olivier, The New Republic, 30 Jan. 2023 The economy enjoyed an era of growth, helped by the peace dividend. Stephen Fidler, WSJ, 8 Sep. 2022 In reality, there was no peace dividend to the people. Isaac Chotiner, The New Yorker, 22 July 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1968, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of peace dividend was in 1968

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“Peace dividend.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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