Definition of dollar diplomacy in English:

Share this entry

dollar diplomacy

Pronunciation: /ˈdälər dəˈplōməsē/


The use of a country’s financial power to extend its international influence.
Example sentences
  • One of the most striking achievements of the book is to demonstrate the reliance upon the lessons and personnel of dollar diplomacy in 1923.
  • Despite its broad goals, by necessity, it is selective in its consideration of dollar diplomacy.
  • For decades they used dollar diplomacy to win over nations with limited budgets where small projects building roads, bridges, wells and fisheries went a long way.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: dol·lar di·plo·ma·cy

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.